* Aberdeen Priority Families
Aberdeen Priority Families Service adopts a whole family approach to supporting and enabling families with multiple and complex needs to improve their life outcomes.
* Here4Me - Berkshire
Our project provides Independent Visitors, Mentors and Advocates for children and young people both in care and the edge of care.
You could help guide, advise, listen to and befriend young people in care, sharing their experience as well as trying new activities and spending quality time together.
* North East Independent Visitors
Our volunteers aim to build relationships and help young people feel positive about their futures.
We do this by giving them stability, support and guidance through being carefully matched with a fully trained adult that is committed to spend time with them.
* Side Step Intervention Service
Side Step Intervention Service provides support for young people aged between 12-18 In various areas of Glasgow, who are involved in offending behaviours and provide them opportunities to access training and employment. Our aim is to reduce offending by providing a holistic approach to working with the young person and their families. We work with partner organisations to move young people into positive destinations.
Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference? Would you like to support young people who have been involved or are at risk of being involved in the criminal Justice system, and help to make positive change in their lives? Are you looking for a challenge?
Mentors commit to the programme for one year and spend two to four hours every week with the young person they have been matched with. These weekly sessions are agreed by the mentor and young person and should consist of a fun and engaging “problem-free” time.
Activities could include anything from playing pool, visiting a museum, or anything else that inspires a young person either in their own community or in the wider Glasgow area. Side Step provides a monthly budget to cover session expenses.
As a mentor, you will play a key role in helping the young person achieve personal goals, gain self-confidence, develop more positive relationships and overcome their difficulties.
You will receive comprehensive training to prepare you for success in your role and will be supported throughout your year by Side Step’s Volunteer Co-ordinator and members of the Side Step team.