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Grandmentors is an innovative volunteering project where older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support and mentor vulnerable young people leaving the care system.
These young people who are out of employment, education or training (NEET) often need a guiding hand and role model to support them to find work, continue their education or begin training – ultimately giving them the skills and self-belief to lead successful and independent lives. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Milton Keynes.
Volunteers meet with a young person each week to boost their confidence and work towards goals, which are unique to each young person. Volunteers support where they can to help these young care leavers find their feet and reach their full potential. All volunteers are given full support and training throughout their time on the project.
Good people and communication skills, patience
DBS (criminal record) check will be performed
Long-term commitment required (min. one year)
Resident in Milton Keynes
WHAT WE PROVIDE
As a volunteer you’ll receive:
Full training plus ongoing support including monthly mentor support meetings
Grandmentors is a flagship National Programme from Volunteering Matters and winner of multiple national awards.
Across Milton Keynes - role also available in other locations, Stockton, Ipswich, Islington, Hounslow, Hackney, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire.
MK Office - Acorn House, 381 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP
Office based in main MK Community Foundation Building - look out for the bright pillars!
Get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org 07936 811892 @kelsrael (Twitter)
Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Managing People,Organising & Planning
Volunteers should be aged 50+, resilient, patient and with a can do attitude. Good social and professional capital a bonus. Ability to build a strong relationship, open up connections and new perspectives on life for young people a must.
Connections for volunteers among volunteer peers and into the business and third sector of Milton Keynes.
Ability to affect real change for a young person.
Expenses and ongoing training.
Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Employee & Group Volunteering
We welcome and/or have the resources to support:
Refugees, asylum seekers, people with additional needs or disabilities, LGBTQ+.
Ex offenders upon discussion and full disclosure of offences.