Volunteer Child Mentors – South East London (Bromley)

Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

A volunteer Child Mentor meets one-to-one with a child to engage in positive and fun activities. By giving a few hours every two weeks, a Mentor is able to make a considerable, positive impact on a child’s life.

Primary Duties

  • To mentor the child providing them with mature emotional support and an opportunity to explore new activities and widen their aspirations
  • To help build the child’s interpersonal skills and confidence through social and educational activities
  • To give encouragement and support
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer get togethers
  • To ensure you engage fully with the project and maintain records and reports on your activities
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

Person Specific

  • Understanding and enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliability and emotional maturity
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity
  • Ability to work independently
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good recording and observation skills
  • Commitment
  • The ability to problem solve and an openness to exploring different approaches to motivating and encouraging young people
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Emotional maturity

Time requirements

Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours every two weeks for one year. All volunteers will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 24 hours training over a 12 week period. View training dates here.

To apply

We will be contacting applicants on a rolling basis and inviting them to a meet with us to talk in depth about the roles and volunteering with Welcare. Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time up until noon on the day of the deadline.