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Highlighted Volunteering Opportunity

OPEN Peer Education Project - Peer Mentor

Description

OPEN Peer Education Project are recruiting volunteers aged 16 -25 years old that are care experienced, including looked after at home and/or have experience in the criminal justice system. Key responsibilities include developing your skills, abilities and understanding to be able to be an effective peer mentor.  To meet with mentees once every two weeks.  The mentors will be responsible and committed to the programme, completing training and attending regular support and supervision sessions with the Coordinator.  Administration tasks include preparing for meetings, completing meeting logs and required monitoring forms.  Mentors will be committed to their relationship with their mentees, demonstrating good communication skills, punctuality and developing their interpersonal skills with a positive attitude.  They will be responsible for developing an action plan with their mentees, identifying strengths and goals and ways for mentees to achieve.

Experience Required

Enthusiastic, trustworthy, non-judgemental, good sense of humour, good listener, empathetic, positive, calm, easy to get along with, reliable and friendly.

Restrictions

None.

Minimum/Maximum Age

16 - 25

Expenses

Reasonable travel expenses paid.


OPEN Peer Education Project - Volunteer Event Leader

Description

OPEN UP is a new initiative where young people can take a lead in organising an event in the local cafe's around Shetland, we are looking to recruit new volunteers who would like to help organise each event.  The OPEN UP events are looking to have guest speakers at each event that can encourage young people in the local areas to meet new people, have a safe place to come and talk about issues and have the chance to volunteer with the OPEN Project.

Experience Required

Volunteers just need an enthusiastic approach to learning with an outlook to present workshops to others.

Restrictions

None.

Minimum/Maximum Age

16 - 25

Expenses

Reasonable travel expenses paid.


For further information please contact: 

Kathleen Williamson, VAS Volunteer Placement and Support Worker
01595 743910 kathleen.williamson@shetland.org

 

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