Springboard mentor acts as a positive role model for a young person aged 16-24 leaving care. Volunteers will work with young people who are about to/has left the care system and build a trusting relationship with them. Activities involve helping them access activities that the project offers, help with CV writing, teaching how to cook, visiting local college and acting as an advocate on behalf of the mentee. We ask that you are usually available to meet up with your young person once a week for around 2 hours (this can be flexible according to the activity you are doing) and take part in a range of activities that are appropriate to the needs of your young person. There is a small budget each week to cover the cost of your activities with the mentee.
Benefits to the volunteer: Opportunity to have a positive impact on the young person life. A chance to use and develop your own skills and experience of working with young people. You will be provided with a comprehensive training, regular supervision and support, further training opportunities and be treated as a professional and valuable member of the team.