Wigan Council (Targeted Youth Support Services)
1 Library Street


Role and Opportunity Details (Age 18+)


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.

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

Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.



Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


Date(s) / Time(s) Required



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