Volunteer Mentors

Audacious Veg is looking for volunteer mentors to play a key role in supporting a young adult at high risk of unemployment into work or education. Mentors will provide crucial support to young adults on the Audacious Veg traineeship , meeting up with the young adults to work on career planning, job applications and interview skills.

Sound interesting? Read the info below, fill in an application form, and send it to natalie@audaciousveg.org to apply for the role.

THE EXPERIENCE

Many of the young adults we will be working with will have had little or no experience of the workplace or career planning. The role of the Audacious Veg mentors will be to give support in career planning: researching job openings, supporting the young adults in writing or updating CVs and practising interview skills. This will take place over four one hour meetings: three of which will happen while the young adult is on work placement at Audacious Veg, and one follow up meeting following the conclusion of their placement.

Mentors will be expected to work with two to three young adults, meeting individually with each one. The meetings will take place at times arranged by the mentor and the young adult- Audacious Veg will help with identifying suitable places and times to meet. We will provide training on career planning skills, mentorship, and working with potentially vulnerable young adults.

We are offering a training on working with vulnerable adults and providing positive motivation on the 22nd February, daytime.

ABOUT YOU

This is a role for someone who is passionate about young peoples’ opportunities, and interested in supporting their progression into employment or education. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in working with young adults or in providing employment support. Or this is simply a great chance to give back to the community, and support a young adult in breaking out of cycles of disadvantage and poverty.

We are looking for volunteers with current or recent experience of employment and the job market. Some experience of mentorship (informal or formal) or employability support is helpful, but not essential.

You will need a DBS check to participate in this role- we will administrate it if you do not have a current DBS check. We have a positive attitude to offering this opportunity to someone with an offense on their record, but as you will be working with potentially vulnerable adults this will need to be cleared with the Board of Trustees.

INTERESTED?

Contact Natalie to find out more or express interest.

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