When We Need You
From 04/03/2008 onwards
The volunteers will be creating a one-to-one non judgemental relationship that aims to encourage young people to move confidently through a range of new experiences. It is a process which involves an experienced adult and young person working together to achieve agreed goals. It is challenging and rewarding work.The volunteers will be meeting their appointed young person once a week for 2-3 hours. They will be working through a support plan and work together with the volunteer coordinator on the action plan and what programmes and exercises to use to work towards addressing agreed issues and topics. This may entail working at the Barnardo’s centre in the young person’s room doing issue based workshops with the young person or going on a fun outing to the cinema. All volunteers receive training from experienced staff as well as ongoing support from staff and fellow volunteers. Mentors will also have the opportunity to attend support group meetings. These meetings are a good opportunity for mentors to share ideas and experiences and discuss future plans. All out of pocket expenses are covered by the service. This is a chance to get out and have some fun and meet new people while contributing in a positive way to the life of a young person. HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED? You should contact us for an application pack ideally by email or by phone using the contact details on the right/select the APPLY! button. If you do not receive a response within 2 working days, please contact the Volunteer Centre. After submitting the application form there will be an induction day.
About Barnardos Youth Involvement Project
We work with children, young people, their parents/carers and their families to strenghtenprotective partners associated with resilience and reduce risk factors.
Skills & Experience
Essential – Interested in and having a positive attitude towards young people. Open and non-judgemental in your approach to working with young people, reliable, persistent and patient. Able to listen attentively. Willing to learn. Driving license.
Barnardo’s, Youth Involvement Project Westwood Business Centre 69 Aberdalgie Road Glasgow G34 9HJ (see attached Map) Bus Stagecoach x19 or First -
Training and Induction Details
The induction training is for 7 consecutive weeks. Learning about: mentoring, child protection, child and adolescent years, communication skills, challenging behaviour, and other relevant topics.
Befriending / Mentoring
The volunteers can come on a weekly basis to pick up their allowance for their activity with the young person or just keep receipts and be reimbursed straight away. However travel expenses get put through monthly. The rate is 40p per mile. They will get reimbursed for any travelling phone calls, anything that may put them out of pocket as long as they can provide receipts or proof of expenditure.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per week for 1 year.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Westwood Business Centre
69 Aberdalgie Road
Contact: Kenneth Ritchie
Tel: 0141 773 4297