We are an award winning national mentoring charity working in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Our work involves mentoring young men aged 18-25, either in or in danger of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
We need emotionally mature men to mentor young men aged 18-25yrs who are either in the criminal justice system or in danger of becoming involved. We also work with care leavers and other vulnerable young men, usually on a referral basis. You will be required to do a residential primary training weekend (5pm Friday to 3pm Sunday), with another weekend (Sat+Sunday - non residential) mentor training. There will also be regular weekly meetings in Hilsea area on a weekday evening. All this is offered at no cost. All we require is your commitment to mentor a young man.
We have men from all walks of life take up the challenge. However a key requirement is an ability to listen and to be open minded about the world and the diversity of the men in it. We are a community building organisation, that seeks to support young men by giving them a healthy community to belong to. There are also a variety of skills needed in our daily operations as well as the mentoring role, for which you will receive in depth training and support.
- Limited Physical Access
We endeavour to be as inclusive as possible, however our weekends are held in open countryside, so you must bring suitable equipment to allow yourself to partake of the activities.
- No criminal record (DBS) check required
All mentors will be DBS checked, however we welcome those with lived experience of the CJS.
- Not suitable for under 18's
We work with 18+ and any man older.
- Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
This will be done by abandofbrothers.
- Will require references
We may require references in some cases for some roles within the organisation.
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 04/01/2021
End Date: 04/08/2021
Male volunteer mentors will be required to meet once a week with their mentee and attend 10 or more weekly meetings (currently on Tuesday evenings) for twelve weeks, as well as staffing the mentee initial training weekend, from 7.30pm Thursday to 5pm Sunday. They will also have to undergo their own initial training weekend, (Sat/Sun, non residential) as well as mentor training and attendance at weekly meetings as often as is practicable.
This opportunity has no specific location.
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