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  • Youth Mentor (intandem Project)
    with Kirkcaldy YMCA

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47899 - Created/last updated: 17/05/2021


    About this opportunity:Become a Mentor for Intandem!

    Intandem relies on volunteers to provide a positive, trusted and fun role model for children and young people.

    You will meet weekly with your Mentee (a child or young person aged between 8-14 years) for at least a year to listen and to encourage them to explore their community through different activities.

    We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and who can relate to the often difficult life experiences these young people and children may have faced. This type of volunteering is not for everyone - it needs a real commitment of time and energy but offers real rewards in terms of making a difference in a young life.

    All our volunteers are carefully selected, screened and trained before being matched with a child or young person. It's up to the young person to make the final decision on a match so you may need to be patient until you are chosen.

    Some of our mentors had this to say:

    The training gave me the confidence I needed to do the volunteering. Its great that the coordinator is always there for support. I got matched quite quickly and we have bonded really well.

    I enjoyed all the training, we had such a good group it completely prepared me for being matched. I am absolutely loving volunteering and I cant believe how well my mentee has taken to the project, he is so excited when I pick him up which is amazing.

    I was given an immense amount of support and training that helped me secure a job in social care. I feel I would not have been able to secure such a job had I not learned so much through volunteering and the training I have had access to and been provided.

    If you think you are the kind of person who could really make a difference in a young persons life, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (We are based in Kirkcaldy but cover most of Fife)

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Mentors will attend five 2.5 hour sessions of training during the recruitment process and there will be regular support and supervision sessions with the Programme Manager. Ongoing training will be provided as and when needed.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - All volunteer expenses related to the post are reimbursed. The mileage rate is 45p per mile.

    Experience required:A non-judgmental approach to young people. A keen interest in wanting to make a difference to a young person's life. The ability to support and encourage a young person. Fun, outgoing and a good listener.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe mentoring takes place across Fife.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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