The Young Lives Foundation has been re-accredited with The NCVO Mentoring and Befriending Approved Provider Standard, 2017-2020!
Being a mentor for a young person is a rewarding role with the opportunity to make a real difference to the life of a young person and their family. As a mentor you will be working with young people who have been referred to us because they are considered to be at risk of offending, socially excluded or in need of support at school or in the community.
The aim of mentoring is to offer one-to-one support to young people and their families to improve their lives; and volunteer mentors meet on a weekly basis with the young people over a 6-9 month period to motivate, guide and support them towards the achievement of agreed positive goals.
Mentoring can involve:
- Being a positive role model for a young person and their families, offering guidance and encouragement
- Introducing a young person to positive activities or clubs in the community
- Helping a young person improve attendance and behaviour at school or at home
- Assisting a young person with reading or school work
- Helping a young person and their family to build better relationships at home
To find out more about Mentoring and becoming a volunteer, please download an info pack.