Volunteer Mentor - Extern


Extern is a charity that provides services to support a range of vulnerable and marginalised people including children, young people, adults and families who have issues which are challenging and complex.

Extern recognises volunteers as a core part of our team, with a distinctive but complimentary role alongside our paid staff.

Extern provides a range of volunteer opportunities to people who want to give their time to support the groups the charity works with.

The volunteer mentor will be supporting young people from 8-21 years old who are from the looked-after and care population.

The volunteer mentor will meet up with a young person for 1hour/1 ½ hours per week. A volunteer mentor can help a young person by providing emotional support, advice & guidance and hold-holding to assist the young people to address their barriers to progression. A volunteer mentor will improve a young person’s quality of life by promoting their wellbeing, independence, healthy life choices and training and employability.

All volunteer mentors will receive comprehensive training such as:
• First Aid
• Child Protection Training
• Adult Safeguarding Training
• Lone working
• Boundaries
• Confidentiality

Volunteer mentors will have regular contact and supervision with a designated member of the Extern Mentoring Support Programme Team. Each volunteer mentor will have the chance to attend ongoing training, events and the opportunity to attain an OCN volunteer qualification.

Contact person for this opportunity: Sabrina McNally

Tel No: 07483141327

E Mail:  Sabrina.mcnally@extern.org


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