Volunteer Child Mentor
Closing date: 31 Jul 2020
Purpose of Role
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.
What does the role involve?
- 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 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
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.
- A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity
- Ability to work independently
- Approachable and caring
- Good recording and observation skills
- The ability to problem solve and an openness to exploring different approaches to motivating and encouraging young people
- Understanding and enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
- Effective communication skills
- The ability to remain calm under pressure
- Commitment and reliability
- Excellent time keeping
- An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
If you are interested in volunteering for Welcare, please register your interest, and a member of our team will be in touch.