Opportunity

Children’s charity Mentor Link is recruiting Volunteer Mentors from the Shrewsbury area to provide one to one support to children and young people in schools. Mentor Link would particularly like to hear from men who would like to support boys in school for around an hour each week although female mentors are welcome to apply too. Volunteers are welcome from all walks of life for example from local business or the community with an interest in supporting a young person to achieve their full potential. The mentors are specially trained to listen to and support young people and aim to improve their self- esteem and engagement in learning. The charity has an excellent track record of success in achieving positive outcomes with children and young people.

What's in it for you?

  • Being part of a great charity
  • Making a difference to the next generation
  • Free training
  • Travel expenses paid
  • Meeting like-minded people
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated team

If you like a challenge and want to give something back to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people then we would like to hear from you.

As one year 9 girl wrote to her mentor

“I am glad I met you as you have allowed me to be who I am today and without you who knows where I would be right now .”

DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR WORK, AND THE LOCATION OF THE SCHOOLS WE PROVIDE A SERVICE TO, IT IS PREFERRED THAT APPLICANTS HOLD A CURRENT DRIVING LICENCE AND HAVE ACCESS TO A VEHICLE.

Mentor Link are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role is subject to safer recruitment checks, including 2 satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS certificate.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED

To attend compulsory Induction and Safeguarding Training within the allotted timescale (this will take place on a weekday at our head office in Stourport On Severn between 9.00am and 3.45pm/4.00pm) and any other training offered as you feel meets your needs/interests.

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE TO VOLUNTEERS

  • Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (child workforce)
  • Reimbursement of costs
  • Extra support
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Location: In person


What skills do I need?

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Does this sound like you?

  • Can relate to children and young people
  • Are punctual, reliable and can commit to a minimum 6 month period.
  • Have excellent listening and communication skills
  • Are empathetic, kind and encouraging
  • Have patience, flexibility and a willingness to persevere
  • Are non-judgemental and open minded.
  • A desire to help young people
  • Have life experiences to share.

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Mentor Link

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Interests

  • Children
  • Young People

Activities

  • Befriending/Support
  • Mentoring

Details

  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Complaints Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/02/2024

End Date: 22/02/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

During school hours

Location

Meole Brace School
Church Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 9HG

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