Mentoring is particularly helpful when a young person does not have a positive role model within their family or support network, where they are socially isolated, have low self-esteem and where they struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships.
Our New Leaf Young Peoples’ project offers a lifeline through trained volunteers who are interested in supporting vulnerable young people by engaging with them, offering them support and guidance when they need it.
Alongside our New Leaf Young People’s project, we also run our Restorative Justice project which works within the school environment to help young people work through disputes in a restorative way whilst our GMP service provides support and mentoring to girls and young women in the Gloucestershire area.
Find out more about our other work with Young People: Our RJ in Schools project works within the school environment to help young people work through disputes in a restorative way whilst our GMP service provides support and mentoring to girls and young women in the Gloucestershire area.
What skills & experience would I need?
- We all use mentoring skills in our everyday relationships, and being able to listen in a non-judgemental fashion is essential.
- You also need to be encouraging, supportive and positive, and to want to help people who may have significant issues.
- The process may not always run smoothly, so you need to be determined, reliable and able to work within agreed boundaries.
- You will be required to be enhanced DBS checked for this role.
- You will need to commit to meeting weekly with them, be available to them by telephone (mobile phones provided by the project) at hours to be agreed between you and them.
If you are interested please complete a Volunteers Application 2022 and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01844 202001 for an informal chat first.
Make a Referral
If you would like to make a referral to our New Leaf Young People’s project, you can do so by completing our referral form.