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Y's Girls Volunteer Mentor// VOLUNTEER IN PERSON

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  • We require no formal qualifications.

  • You will be able to reflect on life experiences where you personally have faced difficulties and challenges in life, with which you gained essential learning and understanding about many of the experiences that a young person will face.      

  • Mentors will need to be able to show empathy to a young person and see things from the perspective of the young person.  It will be important to help the young person develop empathy for others. 

  • A good mentor will not be judgemental towards a young person.  There will be times that mentors will disagree with choices being made and behaviour patterns, however maintaining a trusting relationship relies on mentors avoiding making judgements and avoiding criticising the young person. 

  • It is important that mentors show a motivation to see children and young people succeed in life.  Often this can be expressed as an understanding of the difficulties and challenges vulnerable young people might face.  It can also be reflected in a mentor looking beyond the behaviour of a young person to see the root causes, to see the reasons why they may be behaving this way. The mentor wherever possible seeks to encourage and praise the positive decisions and changes young people make.

  • Good communication skills and a good listener.

  • Able to complete paperwork accurately and on time (training will be given)

  • Good time keeping and reliable - an essential quality for the young people to trust you.

  • Knowledge of Issues facing young girls In Bradford and a willingness to learn.

What you will get

  • Full training, supervision and support
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Grow your own leadership skills, as well as your confidence and resilience

Time Expectations

We expect you to meet with your mentee for around an hour a week for a year.  There will also be travel time and preparation time, and other events throughout the year that you can attend at your


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Y's Girls Volunteer Mentor// VOLUNTEER IN PERSON

Key responsibilities

You will be expected to regularly meet up with the young person over a twelve-month period, no more than once per week, working together on activities that are fun and engaging. You must be a good listener and be able to engage in conversations with the young person to encourage them to develop important life skills. You will always set a good example to the young person and encourage positive behaviour. You will play an important role in helping a young person achieve their full potential and build on the young person’s strengths.

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Team Work

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 14-07-2021

End Date: 01-09-2022

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Thornton Rd, Bradford BD1 2EE, UK

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  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up