Organisation

Wigan Council
1 Library St
Wigan

 

Role and Opportunity Details 

Adult Mentor Volunteer

 

Specific Skills Required

Mentoring allows you to make a real difference to the lives of young people.
A mentor helps others achieve their potential. They act as a positive adult role model to young people at risk, providing a one-to-one personal relationship that encourages them to keep working on areas that may cause them to offend or be a barrier to success.

 

Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

What does the role involve?
Being a mentor requires you to take an interest in the young person you’re working with and ensure they have the extra support and guidance they need. This involves:
Having regular meetings with a young person
Providing a young person with support to move towards employment, education or training
Supporting a young person to identify goals and targets to work towards
Empowering them to make their own decisions about their development
Signposting them to other organisations for support.
Mentors should be 18 or over and commit to spending one or two hours a week for up to a year with a young person. Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.

 

Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

 

Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10075