Merseyside Junior Mentoring works with children aged five to 11 who are experiencing difficulties which could be having a negative impact on their learning, confidence and social skills.
The mentors support a child to build their self-esteem and find positive alternatives, helping them to reach their full potential.
What will volunteering involve?
- Working on a one-to-one basis with a primary school child for a year
- You can specify the area you would like to volunteer in
- Weekly meetings with the child outside of school hours or during the weekend for a minimum of two hours
- Engaging with the child in recreational / educational and interesting activities to help the child to explore new experiences and help them to achieve their goals
- Offering them time away from their issues with support and guidance
- Attending their Graduation ceremony following their attendance on the year-long programme
- You will receive full training, regular supervision and support
How will it benefit me?
- Valuable social care experience, working with children and their families
- Learning about the best support for different situations
- Improving your skills for future employment
- Improving your own confidence
- Being actively involved in your local community
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- Helping a young person to achieve their potential
How can I find out more?
Visit the Action for Children website for more information and to apply
If you have a question you’d like answering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org