Volunteering Roles - Mentor
Volunteer Mentor Role
Purpose of the role:
The Mentor Ring is a socially inclusive charitable organisation built on the principles of respect for human rights, diversity within our society and the promotion of equality for all. With the help of our mentors, our mission is to offer advice, guidance, and support to socially and economically disadvantaged people through individual and group mentoring.
We aim to provide a service that caters for the whole person by raising standards, confidence, and self-esteem – thus creating opportunities and choices that will help individuals and their communities to realise their full potential.
Commitment to Veterans:
The Mentor Ring recognizes, values and appreciates the skills and abilities of our UK Armed Forces Veterans and understands their diverse experiences and culture. We are committed to equality and diversity and we have experience of providing ongoing support to Veterans and their families. We aim to assist with transition into civilian life, integration into the civilian community, re-training and education and matters concerning mental health, resilience and wellbeing. Veterans are encouraged to get in touch about all of our volunteer roles and opportunities.
What you will be doing:
- Travelling to and from mutually agreed meeting place.
- Meeting with a mentee on a 1 – 1 basis, usually weekly or at an agreed regular time.
- Working with the mentee to identify goals and objectives and to help them work toward them.
- Providing support, guidance, and encouragement.
- Using your own initiative to identify and access relevant sources to aid in your mentoring.
- Participating in supervision meetings.
- Maintaining records for monitoring and tracking purposes.
- Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the project/scheme confidentiality policy.
- Experience or interest in working with vulnerable individuals.
- Good communication skills.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Experience of taking notes
The ability to be flexible with time and cope with sudden changes to arrangements.
- DBS Check required.
When and where:
- Monday – Friday (Flexible).
- 1 – 5 hours per week.
- Hours to suit volunteer and mentee.
- Remote / At a venue to suit volunteer and mentee.
How we will support you:
- Mentors are given an induction upon beginning their volunteer role.
- Full training is given for this role, which includes advice and contact details for anyone requiring extra support between mentoring meetings.
- Expenses are fully reimbursed on a monthly basis.
What’s in it for you:
This is an ideal opportunity to meet new people and mix with your peers. Helping others can be very rewarding and can help you to decide if you would like to work in social care as a career, or even study to become a counsellor. You will also gain valuable experience of helping others, which can be added to your C.V.
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