Mentors Wanted for Aylesbury and Buckingham
Are you looking for a wonderful volunteer opportunity for the new year?
This is a great way for youto easily fulfil local CSR and provide CPD to employees.
We will be running a mentoring programme at a secondary schools in Aylesbury and Buckingham starting in the next few months and are looking for volunteer mentors that would like to make a difference to a young person.
The Captain of My Ship programme is a bespoke mentoring programme designed to support young people who are not achieving their full potential. It is a Careers and Enterprise Company funded programme at schools across four counties.
It has been created as a young person is five times less likely to end up “NEET” (not in employment, education or training) if they have had an interaction with someone from business.
This is why we are looking for mentors from companies in the local area to work in neighbouring schools and share knowledge and experience of the workplace.
The sessions are held in the school during school hours. All we ask is for mentors to attend a day of training provided by us (to include safeguarding, mentoring, active listening, questioning techniques etc.) and then one hour a week for the duration of the 14 week programme. A DBS check, full resources and guidance will be provided by us during the programme. No prior experience of mentoring is required.
In return mentors will gain useful skills in mentoring, communicating with and understanding the issues that face young people today. We also share the good work your members are doing by posting on social media.
It is a highly rewarding experience for both the young people and the mentors.
If you are interested please reach out to Heloise: HeloiseStankard@adviza.org.uk