Children & Young Peoples Mentor for MAPS (Mentoring, Advocacy & Peer Support)
Volunteer Centre Sutton
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Some young people in Sutton have complex and multiple needs, facing many difficult issues in their daily lives, including low self esteem, social isolation, challenging family relationships, abuse, loss or bereavement, poverty, self harm .......
Mentor's are needed to provide each young person referred with a safe space and dedicated time to talk about their situation.
Could you be that person that they talk to?
Do you have 1 to 2 hours a weeks where you could meet with a young person to listen or engage them in a positive activity?
MAPS is an early intervention programme, working with children and young people aged 8-21, that has been delivering a one-to-one mentoring programme within the London Borough of Sutton for almost two decades.
31 West Street,, , Sutton, SM1 1SJ
Mentoring takes place in the community throughout the London Borough of Sutton
What are we looking for?
No qualifications are needed for this role. We are looking for volunteers who have a positive attitude towards children and young people and a desire to help them achieve their full potential. Someone who is a positive role model, patient, calm, a good listener and who is non-judgemental.
Benefits to You:
You will receive 16 hours of comprehensive training that will not only support you in your role as a mentor, but are transferable skills that will support you both in work and your day to day activities. You will gain new skills such as communication, listening and conflict resolution as well as gaining a better understanding of the lives of young people and your community. You will benefit from monthly supervisions from a dedicated coordinator and you will have the opportunity to try lots of exciting and fun activities both individually with your young person and should you wish to participate in group settings. Group activities are a great way to meet other mentors and are real social occasions.
Youth Work,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: