Do you want to make a difference to someone's life? Why not be a mentor! We need volunteers (aged 18 and over) to mentor young people between the ages of 10-14 who are at risk of going down the wrong path and are in need of support in making the right decisions in various stages of their lives.

Why we need you:

The Salmon Youth Centre Mentoring Project is primarily aimed at supporting young people who need a postive role model in their lives - young people struggling in school, behavoral issues, anti-social behaviour, low self-esteem, emotional support, aspirational and employment support and experiencing new things. 

The mentees are referred to us from schools, Youth Offending Teams, parents and other agencies, as well as young people coming in to the Centre from the local area. We also aim to support these young people who are at risk of becoming excluded from education, and those who are in need of training and employment through our "FHEP Programme" which is aimed at 16-24 year olds.

The mentoring project is an essential part of a wider youth work programme which involves working with young people in the club setting, schools and elsewhere in either one-to-one or group settings.

Training

Once you've progressed through our recruitment and training process, you will be matched with a young person to establish a relationship, meeting them at least once every fortnight at a minimum. Your responsibility will be to ensure the young person is safe, has fun and learns something each time. Your role to the young person  is also that of a mentor, someone who encourages and supports them as they develop into adulthood.

Benefits

The main benefit for you is the opportunity to invest your time and energy in the development of another person. As you get to know the young person and see them develop, you will get a great sense of satisfaction that your time has been well spent and will have contributed to the positive development of a young person.

Interested?

For more information and to express your interest in becoming a mentor, please contact James Davis to request an application form on 020 7232 5308, or email james.davis@salmonyouthcentre.org.

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