Wigan Council (TYSS)

1 Library Street




Role and Opportunity Details 

Think Family Mentor

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.


Specific Skills Required

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.


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

  • Think family mentoring allows you to make a real difference to the lives of young people.
  • Acting as a positive adult role model to young people and providing a one-to-one personal relationship that encourages them to keep building the protective factors.
  • Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing opportunity.


Date(s) / Time(s) Required



Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10207 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).