The Give & Take Scheme provides a mentoring service to young people in need or at risk between the ages of 16 - 21 years old. The mentoring relationship will focus on the personal development of the young person.
Each young person will be matched with a mentor who will meet them for two to three hours per week for a period of one year. The individual mentoring relationship allows a structured and positive approach to engage young people. It provides the opportunity to create a non-judgemental relationship where young people have the opportunity to discuss issues that are affecting them. A mentor can help a young person to set and achieve goals, and develop their skills and sense of self.
We have young people living throughout the Northern Board area that volunteers would be participating in various social activities. It would be helpful if the volunteers could drive but if they are happy to use public transport that is fine. The northern board area covers Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey.
Please bear in mind a minimum commitment of 1 year is required for the role.