A positive influence
Could you be a positive influence in a young person's life? Being a Volunteer Mentor means being someone to talk to without judgement, providing consistent, reliable support on a weekly basis.
You would need to be a role model, offering stable, reliable and positive interaction with young people, giving them another perspective on life. You would meet on a weekly basis and commit to volunteering in this capacity for a year. You can read more on our Youth Mentoring leaflet here.
If you think supporting young people in groups would better suit your talents, have a look at our group activity volunteers page.
If you’d like to look at wider volunteering opportunities with our Kirklees partners, check out opportunities at Thriving Kirklees.
What you will need
We are interested in applications from all potential volunteers. You don’t need to have loads of experience.
- The ability to be non-judgmental and with a friendly, caring attitude towards others
- A good understanding of the issues that families, children and young people face
- Act as a positive role model
- Be able to make a regular, long term commitment
- Be over 18 years of age
What you will gain
In return for your time and dedication, we will provide:
- Full training (including preparation for the situations you'll be dealing with, learning how to work within our safeguarding procedures and how to keep records)
- Regular support and supervision
- Professional development
- Enhanced DBS
- Valuable experience
- Being part of a team
- The chance to make a difference
- A chance to learn new skills
Ready to commit? See our do-it.org page or contact us for details.
Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award
We are very proud to have achieved the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award, demonstrating commitment to our volunteers and ensuring we meet all the criteria of this quality assurance scheme. We pay out of pocket expenses, and ensure all our volunteers are trained, supported and supervised to ensure we continue to meet our high standards of service. Our volunteering follows best practice recruitment guidelines, making sure we place our volunteers in the best positions to suit their skills and experience, carrying out relevant reference and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.
In fact, in our last assessment for the quality awards the team stated they were particularly impressed with Northorpe Hall's safeguarding processes and the level of training and support provided to volunteers.