Offer To Mentor
Who we are
We are a small organisation working with adults who are vulnerable or at risk of offending. We offer them focus, encouragement and support through regular meetings with volunteer mentors.
How it works
A person needing support is matched with a volunteer mentor. The mentor and mentee will agree on some specific goals that the service user would like to achieve. Meetings take place roughly once a week, in a convenient place for up to 16 weeks. Each week the mentor and service user agree on something to discuss or an activity that helps the service user work towards their goal. e.g. going to job centre, filling in a form.
That’s why we need you
You will get to support someone to make a difference to their life, whether it be big or small, and help them to feel confident and in control. You will receive training before you start mentoring and you will have an experienced supervisor to guide and support you through the mentoring. You will only be asked to support people who you feel comfortable with. You will be given information about the mentee and you will be able to decide whether you would like to mentor that person.
How to apply
Fill in the form below or download, complete and send us this form: Mentor Interest Form.
Once the form has been sent to us, we will send you information about identity checks and invite you to a training session. We need identity information as all of our volunteer mentors will need to be checked through the disclosure and barring service (DBS). You will be invited to two training sessions and then an informal interview, which is just a catch up to find out more about you and preferences when it comes to matching you with a mentee. Then we will look for someone you might mentor. Answers to some common questions can be found below in our FAQ Section.
We ask our mentors to follow our policies and procedures. To find these, together with some advice about specific problems, like homelessness, please follow this link.
We will only use your information in order to arrange mentoring and we will ask your permission before sharing it with anyone else. For more information on how your data is treated, please follow this link.