Mentors needed in South East and North Dublin
Youth and Parent Mentors Needed in Waterford, South Tipperary and North Dublin
Your Time, Your Support, Your Kindness has the ability to change lives!
Le Chéile Mentoring provides a one-to-one mentoring service for young people and parents referred by the Probation Service, An Garda Síochána and Oberstown Children Detention Campus.
Who we’re looking for?
We are looking to recruit volunteer youth mentors over the age of 21 from across Waterford and South Tipperary, as part of our South East Project, as well from North County Dublin. We are also looking for volunteer parent mentors over the age of 25, also from these counties.
Potential volunteers should have a passion to make a difference in their community and a commitment to being a personable, positive and reliable Mentor. The young people and parents referred to us come from all walks of life, so we’re looking for people that can make a connection and build a positive mentoring relationship.
Once you’re fully trained, you’ll be matched with a young person or parent and mentoring sessions will take place once a week for between one and three hours. Our volunteering is flexible, meaning you can meet during the day, evenings or weekends. These sessions aim to provide support and encouragement through doing activities together like going to the cinema, playing pool, or just meeting for a bite to eat and a chat. Le Chéile covers all costs; all you give is your time.
What will you get out of it?
As a volunteer mentor, you have an opportunity to encourage positive change in the life of a young person or parent and to witness first-hand the impact that you can have. Additionally, you can also expect the following:
- Full online mentor induction training
- Support of a trained Mentoring Co-ordinator
- Regular group sessions with other Mentors
- Optional ongoing training to learn new skills
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Gain experience that will support your personal and professional development
At Le Chéile Mentoring we are mindful of our responsibility to provide a safe environment for our volunteers and staff at all times, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. When face to face mentoring is permitted to happen in line with government guidance, it involves meeting the parent for up to three hours per session. For this reason, we have placed restrictions on who can engage in face to face mentoring. These restrictions are in line with public health advice and current guidance on at-risk groups. To find out more on these risk categories, please review the HSE guidance here.
Please note, we also strictly adhere to the National Return to Work Safely Protocol and to the measures provided for in the Protocol.
Our recruitment process includes an application form, interview, reference checks and Garda vetting.
If you are interested in finding out more, please email Maxine Kelly, National Volunteer Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 201 6801.
You can also apply directly by visiting www.lecheile.ie/volunteer
Closing Date for applications is Friday 5th February
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