Male Mentors needed in South East

We are looking for male volunteers to mentor young people in Waterford and South Tipperary

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 and An Garda Síochána.

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.

Potential volunteers should have a passion to make a difference and ability to be a personable, positive and reliable Mentor. The young people referred to us come from all walks of life, so we’re looking for people with life experience, that can understand and make a connection with the young people we work with, and build a positive mentoring relationship.

Please note: The response from female applicants has been very strong and we have now reached our quota. However, we are still accepting applications from male applicants as we have a real need to boost our male mentor team.

What’s involved?

Once you’re fully trained, you’ll be matched with a young person 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 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
  • Expenses
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Gain experience that will support your personal and professional development

Important Notice

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 young person 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.

Recruitment Process.

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 maxine@lecheile.ie or call 087 201 6801.

You can also apply directly by visiting www.lecheile.ie/volunteer

Closing Date for applications is Wednesday 17th March

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