Could you make a difference to a young person’s life?

29 June 2018

HeadStart volunteers

We’re after people who can mentor a young person (aged between 10 and 16) for a few hours each week.

You will help them develop help them develop the skills to cope with adversity, do well at school and succeed in life. This involves:

  • Being someone they can speak to about their worries
  • Helping them pursue their passions
  • Getting them involved with activities in the area
  • Working with the young person and their family.

Qualities & skills required

  • You must be able to give up 2 hours per week for at least 6 months
  • We want people who are passionate about helping others, are good listeners and have an open and non-judgemental approach to mentoring
  • Some of the young people we help live in rural areas, so having a car would be beneficial (although this is not a requirement).

Benefits for mentors

  • Your travel and mileage costs will be reimbursed
  • You will be supported by our Volunteer Coordinator
  • You’ll receive training for the role
  • You will have the opportunity to do a Level 2 Mentoring qualification at the University of Kent
  • You get the chance to shape and influence the lives of young people.