Mentoring brings meaningful connection to a young person's life. 

As a Mentor, you will be in a great position to have a significantly positive impact on a young person's life. As a positive role model you will be able to help motivate young people towards accessing employment, training and volunteer opportunities that can help them build up their confidence, self-belief and life skills. 

Mentoring a young person can open their eyes to the world around them, bringing them closer to their local communities and enabling them to build and maintain independence.

Being a mentor can bring just as much to your own life, as a young person's. 

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Role Description

Mentors will act as positive role models to help motivate young people to access employment, training and volunteering opportunities, as well as engage in social activities in their local communities, enabling them to build a network of support to help maintain independence beyond support. You will receive a comprehensive induction, ongoing training, support and supervision. Travel and expenses for activities will be reimbursed.

Time Commitment

Roughly 2-3 hours every week or fortnight. This could be more depending on your availability.

How you can help

To offer additional support to young people supported by Llamau aged 16-24. Help build their self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional well-being. This will assist them in developing healthy relationships and pursuits, which in the longer term will support their transition towards independence.  

Possible Tasks

  • Encourage young people to participate within activities in their community.
  • Encourage young people to access employment, training and volunteering.
  • Accompany young people to activities including; cinema, gym, walks,
  • Accompany young people to appointments i.e.- careers, college open days.
  • Share your skills and interests with the young people ie-sport, craft, music.
  • Support young people to share their plans and goals.
  • Promote the value of positive lifestyle changes to young people.

Qualities and Skills Required

  • An understanding of issues facing young people
  • Ability to relate to and engage young people
  • A non-judgemental, empathetic and caring attitude.
  • A good communicator, understanding the importance of listening effectively.
  • A commitment to the ethos of the organisation, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries

References

Two references required. ?
Volunteers will also need to have an enhanced DBS Check.

If you'd like to discuss becoming a Mentor with Llamau or just find out more about the role, please emails us at [email protected]