Community Mentor (South Glos)

11th August 2022

Become a Community Mentor and help young people to grow

1625ip are welcoming individuals to volunteer as Community Mentors. Community Mentors are a reliable, positive, figure in a young person’s life. Community Mentoring offers young people the chance to build positive relationships with members of the community who they might otherwise never have had the chance to meet. Mentoring can transform lives, both for the Mentor and the Mentee. Mentors meet with a young person and encourage them to develop the confidence and skills needed to be independent. If you can listen with empathy, share your experience, provide encouragement, and you can spare a minimum of a couple of hours a fortnight, we’d love to hear from you!

Community Mentors:

  • Are matched with young people within the local community who are in need of positive relationships with others or who may be new to their area.
  • Spend quality time together with mentees doing interesting things in and around South Gloucestershire and Bristol
  • Empower mentees to increase confidence and make positive choices
  • Listen, encourage and inspire young people
  • Are a positive figure in a young person’s life
  • Are reliable, personable and willing to commit and share interests
  • Provide one-to-one mentoring on a fortnightly basis
  • Travel to meet young people at a variety of locations around South Gloucestershire and bristol

What we offer:

  • Travel expenses and reimbursement for refreshments at meetings with young people
  • Regular support, supervision and reflective practice
  • Access to training
  • Appointment is subject to application, two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check

Closing date for applications – 19th September 2022

Community Mentor Volunteer Role description here

Read our full Volunteering Policy here.

1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.

Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you please email max.harris@1625ip.co.uk or call 0117 969 5763

Volunteering Application Form (south glos)

  • 1. Contact Information

  • If you have any questions, or would prefer this form to be emailed or posted to you, please email Max.Harris@1625ip.co.uk
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 2. REASONS FOR VOLUNTEERING

  • This could include qualities or interpersonal skills you feel you have, and/or professional or lived experience. Please consider the role description when answering this section. Please state if you have acted as a mentor or coach before.
  • 3. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • We work with young people spread out across South Gloucestershire, including in Yate, Kingswood, Patchway and Thornbury. Some young people may wish to also spend time in Bristol.
  • 5. CONVICTIONS

  • We want to ensure that our workers, volunteers and clients are not placed at risk. As 1625 Independent People meets the requirements of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, certain roles may be required to undergo a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Offences do not necessarily mean that your application will be turned down. We give careful consideration to providing opportunities for ex-offenders.
  • 6. DISABILITY / Access Requirements

  • 7. Volunteering Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring

  • We are committed to make sure all our Volunteers are not discriminated against on the grounds of protected characteristics. By providing information about yourself, you will help us adhere to equal opportunities best practice and to identify any barriers to diversity among our volunteers. You do not have to answer all the questions but the more information you give, the more effective we can be. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Disability Definition The Equality Act 2010 states “A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” We fully support the social model of disability and we recognise that people with different impairments or medical conditions can experience different barriers.
  • I confirm that the details I have given in this application are accurate. If my application is successful I understand that any false statement or failure to disclose information may result in the end of any position offered to me.