Mentors needed in Plymouth for young people
MOTIVATED mentors are needed to inspire and support young people struggling at school or finding work.
The call has gone out for successful and motivated people with practical and businesses skills.
The mentor training programme is in its second year and is aimed at enthusiastic people, with both life and professional skills who can offer knowledge and experience that would benefit 13 to 25-year-olds.
They are young people who need some guidance - some may be looking for work, whilst others may be struggling at school.
The successful volunteers will have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping some of Plymouth's most vulnerable young people.
A breakfast briefing is taking place to explain more about the programme on October 14 from 8.30am to 9.30am at the City Business Park.
Anyone signing up to be a mentor will receive up to 20 hours of free training.
The first training session is set to take place on November 6 and various opportunities will be offered to volunteers throughout December and January so they can learn the skills needed to coach and relate to young people.
Councillor Nicky Williams, Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: "We need inspirational people with practical skills to boost a young person's chances of finding work, of learning more about work life and what employers are looking for."
The Volunteer Mentor programme is being led by Plymouth City Council's Education, Learning and Family Support department and is supported by Rotary Clubs and Whiz Kidz - an out-of-school business club run at the Council's City Business Park in Stoke, who successfully support young people into employment and self-employment .
Volunteers can expect to meet their mentees in February once the necessary training sessions have been completed. To book your place at a briefing session call 01752 306000.