UCC Works Award - Volunteering and Community Engagement Pathway MOVEMBE2020/2021
UCC Works Award Programme
Le Chéile Mentoring
Requirements:Own car an advantage
Le Chéile Mentoring provides a one-to-one mentoring service for young people who are at risk of offending and their parents. We receive referrals from the Probation Service and An Garda Síochána. Once you’re fully trained, you’ll be matched with a young person and mentoring sessions will take place once a week for between one and three hours.
Our volunteering is flexible, meaning you can meet during the day, evenings or weekends. These sessions aim to provide support and encouragement through doing activities together like going to the cinema, playing pool, or just meeting for a bite to eat and a chat. Le Chéile covers all costs; all you give is your time. Your Time, Your Support, Your kindness has the ability to change lives!
Important Notice At Le Chéile Mentoring we are mindful of our responsibility to provide a safe environment for our volunteers and staff at all times, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As face-to-face mentoring involves meeting young people for up to three hours per session, we have placed restrictions on who can engage in face-to-face mentoring. These restrictions are in line with public health advice and current guidance on at-risk groups. To find out more on these risk categories, please review the HSE guidance (https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/people-at higher-risk.html).
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Skills required for this role:
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Mentoring takes place at a mutually agreed time between the mentor and mentee. It is flexible to suit both parties.
Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Online application, interview and mentor induction training along with vetting and reference checks are part of the recruitment procedure.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Maxine Kelly
Address: Le Chéile Mentoring , 24 Tivoli Terrace South, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
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