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Volunteer Mentor

Mentor Link



Schools in Worcestershire

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Long term, part time

Claire Quinn

07973 572768

About the Role

Could you spare an hour a week? Do you think you could motivate, support and encourage young people? 

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, Worcestershire based charity Mentor Link would like to hear from you as they are currently recruiting volunteer mentors. No qualifications are necessary as Mentor Link, provide free initial and ongoing training. All you need to be is a good role model with a listening ear and desire to help.

We like successful applicants to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months and all training and travel expenses are paid. A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required which we will arrange for you. Mentor Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Go on, get in touch, imagine the difference you could make.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications or work experiences are required for this role, but it is essential that you:

  • Can relate to children and young people

  • Are punctual, reliable and can commit to a minimum 6 month period.

  • Have excellent listening and communication skills

  • Are empathetic, kind and encouraging

  • Have patience, flexibility and a willingness to persevere

  • Are non-judgemental and open minded.

  • Have a mature outlook on life and a desire to help young people.

About the Organisation

Mentor Link is a   registered charity founded in 2002 by Andrea Maddocks MBE and provides a mentoring   service to children and young people in the West Midlands. The aim of the   charity is to provide one to one support to young people who may be facing   difficulties and create a more positive attitude towards themselves and   learning. The well-being of young people form the focus of our work. At   Mentor Link we pride ourselves in being a local, friendly and child centred   organisation offering a variety of volunteering opportunities to the local   community.

Mentor Link has an excellent reputation of supporting children and young people with difficulties for example

  • Family breakdown or crisis

  • Bullying

  • Low self-esteem

  • Friendship or relationship issues

  • Self-harm

  • Poor behaviour at school or low attendance

  • Disengagement from school, family or friends

  • Anxiety

  • Traumatic loss or bereavement

  • Additional or special needs

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