The council are looking for mentors that can work with our young people and help them from falling into a life of crime, committing anti-social behaviour or simply giving support to those that need it the most.
Since the mentoring scheme was launched over two years ago, more and more volunteers are needed to support and encourage young people and to help them build their self-confidence.
Each young person is teamed up with a mentor who meets with them regularly to discuss the young person’s ideas, problems and goals. Often mentors will work with the young person to help them get back into school, into training or find a job.
Volunteers will receive full training, support and police checks before starting and will be needed for a couple of hours, twice a month, to meet with a young person.
This invaluable scheme offers young people a way of getting advice as well as finding direction as they consider their life choices. The mentor can also act as an advocate for young people as they try to access training or other services.
If you are interested in finding out more about the process of becoming a mentor, please contact our Mentoring Scheme Co-ordinator on 01372 732000 or email.
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