Ignite Potential, Change Lives
Le Chéile Mentoring provides a one-to-one mentoring service for young people and parents who are involved in the Justice System. We work closely with the Probation Service, An Garda Síochána, Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Crosscare and other agencies.
Who we’re looking for?
We are looking to recruit volunteer male and female youth mentors over the age of 21. We are also looking for volunteer male and female parent mentors over the age of 25. You need to be based in Dublin but we work across all areas of the city and county.
Our mentors come from all communities and backgrounds and while no experience is necessary, a positive, flexible, reliable approach with good communication and interpersonal skills will be an advantage. Our parents and young people come from all walks of life, so we are looking for people that can make a connection and build positive relationships.
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. Le Chéile covers all costs; all you give is your time and your commitment.
What will you get out of it?
As a mentor, you have an opportunity to encourage positive change in the life of a young person or a parent through your kindness and support. Additionally, you can also expect the following:
- Full induction training
- Support of a trained Mentoring Co-ordinator
- Regular group sessions with other Mentors
- Optional ongoing training to learn new skills
- Reimbursement for expenses
- To meet new people and make new friends
- To gain experience that will support your personal and professional development
All candidates will undergo interview, mentor induction training, reference checks, Garda Vetting and/or Overseas vetting.
If you are interested in finding out more, email Maxine, our National Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 087 201 6801.
Closing Date for applications is Friday 21 October
You can complete an online application form by clicking the button below.
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