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Volunteer Mentor - Tabor House

/media/getinvolved/library/talking-over-coffee.jpgPurpose of the role:

Each guest is matched with a volunteer mentor. The volunteer mentor builds trust with their guest, acts as a sounding board for them, and supports them in taking steps to regain control of their lives.

What does this role involve?

Once matched with a mentee guest, each volunteer mentor will:

  • work closely with them on a one-to-one basis to gain their trust.
  • regularly meet with the mentee and listen to their needs, acting as a sounding board.
  • support the mentee to put together a strength-based achievable development plan.
  • participate in creating and helping deliver the mentee’s personal development plan.
  • shadow the mentee when needed at pre-arranged appointments and sessions.
  • take responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of themself, their mentee and other guests.
  • liaise with Tabor House staff and external organisations to support the mentee’s personal development plan.

What attributes and skills do I need?

You will have:

  • Good communication and listening skills, being friendly and approachable.
  • Some knowledge and sensitivity to issues relating to homelessness, including mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse (training/awareness will be provided).
  • Emotional intelligence, being sensitive and empathic for individuals experiencing hardship.
  • Resilience and determination to enable your mentee to take control of their lives.
  • Good organisational skills to shadow your mentee at appointments and sessions with external organisations and providers.

 What support and benefits will I receive?

  • Appropriate induction and training and regular support from staff.
  • An enhanced DBS check will be completed.
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Valuable experience of volunteering that you can add to your CV.

To find out more, call Mairead Shaw on 07387 418318.

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