Youth mentoring

Support an 11-19 year old to make positive choices. Meet weekly for six months and help someone reach their potential.

 

What will I be doing?

Safe Space offers a mentoring programme which matches young people with volunteer mentors. The aim of the mentoring programme is to equip young people with the necessary skills to make informed and positive choices in their lives.

As a mentor, you will:

  • Work on a one-to-one basis with young people aged 11-19 who may be facing a variety of problems
  • Offer appropriate help and support
  • Arrange meetings on a regular basis to develop a purposeful, open and trusting relationship

What skills or experience do I need?

  • A desire to support young people and to offer them empathy and respect
  • Active listening skills
  • The ability to look for opportunities and solutions

How much time do I need to give?

The young person and the mentor meet on a regular basis (generally once per week). Each mentoring relationship usually lasts for approximately 6 months.

Where will I be located?

Our mentors see the young people out in the community in places such as cafés or coffee shops. If this is not possible, meetings can take place in school or college.

What will I gain from the role?

Mentors provide extra support to those who need it most, by discussing issues that are important to them. You will be supporting young people to make the choices that enable them to meet their full potential.

What support will I be given?

All volunteer mentors will be given training. Mentors will also receive ongoing support from the mentoring coordinator and the mentoring project officer.

How do I find out more?

Apply now or contact us:

Email: mentoringmailbox@hertfordshire.gov.uk

or

Phone: 01992 555661

If we do not currently have any volunteering vacancies, we will notify you when we are next recruiting.