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Become a Mentor to a young person


Become a Mentor to a young person



At a Glance

  • Start Date:12/10/2017
  • End Date:12/10/2018
  • Closing date:26/10/2017
  • Post Updated:17/10/2017
  • Min Hours:3
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Over the age of 21, full drivers licence and a car.


What is involved?

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) mentoring services aims to help young people to make positive social connections with others.  Having an improved social network and social support system acts as a buffer in times of stress helping to ensure the young person has added resilience in times of difficulty. 

Parent mentoring fosters a supportive relationship between a parent/carer and a trained volunteer mentor. Parent Mentors support and encourage parents in the use of positive parenting approaches with their children.  Parent mentoring services increase the capacity of families to care for, and meet the needs of their children. 

If you feel you are a good listener and would like to become an ISPCC Mentor then this is a perfect volunteering opportunity for you. You will get excellent  training and experience of working one to one with a young person and of being part of a committed volunteer team.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

What is required for the position?

Firstly, you will go through the application process (application form and interview) followed by the ISPCC Mentoring training sessions. Once you complete the training you will be matched with a young person or adult, depending on your preference. You will get full guidance and support at all times.

You will meet the young person/adult once a week for approximately 6 - 12 months.

Location: Volunteer mentors will be matched with a person in the West Limerick region.

Benefits for you as a volunteer:

Become a member of The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), Ireland’s national child protection charity.

A chance to support a young person/parent’s to make changes that will improve their life for the better through being a reliable and consistent support

An opportunity to grow & develop both personally & professionally

Opportunities to make friends & learn new skills

Participation in a comprehensive training schedule

One to one and group supervision

Continuous Practice Development & ongoing training

Annual appraisal system

Team meetings

Staff availability for support

Manager on call out of hours for child protection concerns

Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

One to one counselling support service

Skills required for this role:

Qualities we look for in volunteers;

Belief in the child centred ethos

Non judgemental

Flexible and committed

Communication skills

Genuine positive interest in children

Open and honest


Volunteers must hold a full drivers licence and have access to a car.

Age restrictions

All volunteers are required to be 21 years or above.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
You can volunteer at a time that suits you - Daytime, evenings or weekends.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
If you are interested please click apply and we can give you full details of the training provided and provide you with an application form. We will also arrange to meet so we can discuss this role in more detail. Garda vetting is also required.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Shellie Murnane

Address: ISPCC, 115 O Connell Street


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