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Volunteer Mentor/Befriender

Volunteer Mentor/Befriender

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    Kent, England

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    Temporary / Interim

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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About the Young Lives Foundation

Our Vision

Our vision is that every young person in need shall have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.

The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) works towards achieving this vision by supporting young people through times of difficulty and distress, enabling their voices to be heard and assisting young people to achieve their potential.

Our Foundation

YLF is an independent children's charity established in 2007. We are dedicated to delivering quality services that include mentoring, befriending, advocacy and positive activity programmes. Our services are tailored to ensure we achieve effective outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people across Kent and Medway.

Do you have the time to do something amazing in 2018 and help a young person achieve their potential by offering a few hours a month, taking an interest in their welfare and having fun? Our vision is that every young person in need has access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives. We do this through our incredibly rewarding Mentoring and Befriending roles by recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to assist, guide and listen to young people in need.

What can I do to help?

As an Independent Children's Charity, young people are at the heart of everything we do and we thrive on having volunteers out on the front line working with us.

Mentoring - become a Mentor! Working with young people who may have been identified as at risk in the community, school or home and are in need of an independent adult who can help them with set goals, have fun in the community and build resilience over weekly visits for a period of 6 months.

Befriending (Independent Visitor) This role involves working with young people who are already in care or are a looked after child, meeting once a month for a commitment of 2 years. The aim of this service is to give our young people a consistent, stable adult throughout what can be a time of continual changes when stable support is most needed.

What do I need to have?

  • A listening ear
  • An open, non-judgemental approach
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • The want to help us make a difference!

What are the benefits?

  • Expenses and mileage costs reimbursed
  • Volunteer events
  • Becoming part of a supportive and growing team
  • Support and guidance from your Coordinator
  • Free training opportunities
  • Helping to shape and influence the lives of young people

Whether you are looking for a change of career, studying or building on existing experience… YLF want to hear from you!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online by going to