30 - Mentor
When We Need You
From 01/12/2009 onwards
Plus One seeks to reduce the number of young people being referred into the Children's Hearing System by offering an alternative service. It recruits enthusiastic mentors to support kids aged 8 to 14 years old.
About Kirkcaldy YMCA PlusOne Mentoring Project
Our aim is for ordinary people in local communities who share a passion to help vulnerable young people achieve their fullest potential. Mentors recruited from the community are trained and supported to act as positive role models and to engage positively with young people to help them stabilise their lives and deal with negative influences.
Skills & Experience
A non-judgemental 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.
The opportunity can happen in the following places: community centres, schools, specific activities such as football, dancing, youth clubs etc. This is covered during initial training and is very flexible to meet the needs of the referred young person. The volunteer will be responsible for making their own way to meet the young person.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
Initial training will be 4-5 sessions of 1 hour. Ongoing training will be available to cover all areas of working with young people. Support will be available for volunteers as often as needed, minimum of one support meeting will take place a month.
Befriending / Mentoring
Public transport rates and 40p per mile. Normally paid monthly but can be adapted to suit the individual.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
2 hours per week.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Jill Robb
Tel: 01592 645530