Help Change a Little Londoner's Life! Volunteer Mentor (Southwark)

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Location: Southwark, London, SE1 0FT (see map)

Travel: Southwark station. Lavington Street bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Become a mentor today! Make a difference to a child's life and gain experience working with the young people of Southwark!
  • The Kids Network is looking for committed, fun and passionate volunteers who live or work in Southwark, to make a difference to the children of London. Our structured mentoring programme supports 8 -11 year old's, based in Southwark, at weekends with their social and emotional development before they transition into secondary school.
  • As a mentor, You will hold weekly one on one sessions of 1 -3 hours. You will be building confidence, supporting resilience and helping your matched child to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities.
  • Receive ongoing personal support from The Kids Network Team.
Mentor and mentee having fun in the park!

Mentor and mentee having fun in the park!

What impact will this have?

  • Help build resilience and confidence in children as they transition from primary to secondary school.
  • See London through the eyes of a child as you explore new and familiar places in this wonderful city we live in!
  • Learn from fellow mentors with our amazing peer network.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • This is a year long mentoring programme. We ask that you are ideally able to volunteer once a week for 1-3 hours.
  • There is flexibility between weekend and weekday mentoring sessions

Expenses

  • Volunteers can claim up to £30 per month for expenses.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Youth work
  • Practical
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical

Training

  • Attend a day and half of training.

    Training Day 1 is on Saturday 30th November (all day)
    Training Day 2 is on Tuesday 3rd December (Evening)
  • Attend a peer volunteer meet - up once a month (or at least once every 3 months).

Location

Southwark, London, SE1 0FT

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