Mentors Needed

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Can you spare 90 minutes a week to help a young person in need? Hillingdon Council’s Targeted Programmes Division is looking for volunteers in the community to commit 90 minutes each week to support and guide a young person through a difficult time in their life.

Whether struggling at school, coping with a family bereavement, or having trouble with relationships at home; there are more than 100 young people in Hillingdon in need of a mentor to help them get back onto the right track.

Volunteer mentors will go on a part-time training course to learn how to provide one-to-one support to young people aged 13 to 25, and will then be matched with a young person in the area who needs help.

Mentors will meet their dedicated young person each week in a public community space such as a local youth centre, coffee shop or library, to help find solutions to their problems and support them to achieve their goals.

The volunteer role would suit residents who are looking to give something back to the community whilst learning new skills, and is also an opportunity to enhance your CV. The council is particularly looking for young men to sign up, as many young teenage boys request an adult male who they can feel comfortable opening up to.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to befriend and support a young person in Hillingdon, please contact Marie Fleming, Targeted Programme Coordinator, on 01895 556300 for an initial discussion. All applications are warmly welcomed.

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