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Volunteer Mentor at ESTEEM

Mentoring is an important part of our organisation and runs alongside Work Experience opportunities, providing tailored volunteer opportunities to young people aged 14-26, social activities and wellbeing support. Creating space for young adults to thrive within their lives and communities.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

To meet with your mentee regularly (once a week or once a fortnight) at a convenient time for you both either at the ESTEEM’s office or in a public place like a cafe.
To offer ongoing vocational support to your mentee and support them to access services (such as in-house Counselling or from external organisations) if they need help with any issues they are dealing with.
To support your mentee through their vocational setting, either volunteering at ESTEEM or within their personal, work or educational setting.
To offer positive feedback and aim to build self-confidence with your mentee.
To keep up to date notes of your meetings.
Complete regular reviews with the mentee and create a clear action plan if appropriate.
Attend all relevant training to your role.
To report any safeguarding concerns to the Safeguarding Team.
To maintain the required level of confidentiality in all tasks and communications.
Uphold the commitment of the organisation to equality and diversity and its set of values.

What induction, training and support is offered?

For this round of recruitment we are looking primarily for those who work in the creative industry and those who may have started their own business and/or have an entrepreneurial background. That being said we are more than happy to accept applications from those who feel they have other skills and experience that could benefit young adults.

Whilst some experience of mentoring or supporting young adults would be helpful this is something we will cover in the day’s training.

Training day – date to be confirmed following a successful interview (5.5 hours)

System training and induction session (1 hour)

What skills or qualities are needed?

Motivated by promoting the development and wellbeing of young people; providing opportunities for growth where possible
Ability to problem solve; feeling able to support young adults to overcome obstacles
Ability to work on own initiative (with guidance from mentor manager)
A willingness to undertake a small amount of preparation for each session and to take accurate notes after each session
Ability and willingness to use computer systems, including googlemail (training provided)
Good interpersonal skills; ability to listen, empathise and relate to others

More info
Date added

24th August 2023




The Old School House, Ham Road
Shoreham by Sea

Deadline for applications

31 Oct 2023


Young people


Arts/music Cooking/catering Other activities

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Katie Waters