Volunteer Mentor  with Gloucestershire Nightstop (Ref: 1107)
 
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Would you like to provide short-term, one-to-one support to young people experiencing homelessness as they transition into settled accommodation? Periods of transition can bring many challenges for a young person and having a mentor who invests their time and energy can provide stability and reassurance to help them through these adjustments.

The young people need a range of support, from emotional to practical, as they come to terms with their experience of homelessness and the challenge of living independently.
What are they looking for?

Volunteers will need to:

- have an interest and and an empathy for young people and their welfare;
- be reliable and consistent;
- be non-judgemental;
- have a sense of humour;
- know their limits.
- good listeners
- enthusiastic and positive

Any experience Volunteer Mentors have of youth homelessness will be an advantage. This might be first or second hand experience, but is not essential.

Practical

Volunteer mentors need to be available for contact for 1-2 hours per week over a six week period (may be extended in some cases) to ensure that young people have consistent and ongoing support through a period of significant change in their lives. Contact may be in person, on the phone or by other means of communication.

Full training is provided in six half day sessions in January 2018 and mentors will be provided with ongoing support and expenses.

When: Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Gloucestershire

About Gloucestershire Nightstop
 
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Gloucestershire Nightstop provides accommodation and support to young people aged 16-25. The accommodation we provide is arranged in the homes of trained and vettted householders or Hosts.
We provide support to young people to enable them to make a sustainable move on from homelessness at the earliest opportunity.

See all roles with Gloucestershire Nightstop