The Magic of Volunteering
Inspired by The Big Help Out as part of the King Charles lll Coronation weekend? Have you ever considered a charity volunteering role?
The benefits of volunteering are immense – not only for the charities, people, or animals being helped, but also for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering can help provide you with a sense of purpose, increase social skills, and help to make your CV stand out. These are just a few of the numerous benefits volunteering can bring people.
Here at SJMT we have some fulfilling volunteer opportunities including Young People’s Mentors for our new Shine service.
As a Shine mentor you will provide a personalised and bespoke mentoring service unique to each individual young person, and offer expert advice and guidance to young people within their chosen area of interest. You will need at least three years professional experience within the field you are mentoring in.
You will be someone who believes in young people and wants to empower them to gain the skills and self-belief they need to redefine their futures. You will have a strong sense of your own identity and want to use this to reassure and guide young people through mentoring and believe in the difference this could make to young people.
If you are enthusiastic and compassionate person with some understanding of the effects that adverse childhood experiences can have on young people and could spare up to five hours per month then you could be the perfect fit to become a Shine Mentor. Do you think you might have what it takes to make a difference to a young person's life?