Le Chéile Mentoring: Parent Mentor Opportunities

Le Chéile Mentoring


Parent Mentor Opportunities across County Dublin

Ignite Potential and Change Lives

Le Chéile Mentoring provides a one-to-one mentoring service for the parents of young people who are involved in the Justice System. We work closely with the Probation Service, An Garda Síochána, Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Crosscare and other agencies.

Who we’re looking for?

We are looking to recruit volunteer male and female parent mentors over the age of 25 living across Dublin. Our mentors come from all communities and backgrounds and while no experience is necessary, a positive, flexible, reliable approach with good communication and interpersonal skills will be an advantage. Our parents come from all walks of life, so we are looking for people that can make a connection and build positive relationships. We are especially interested in recruiting volunteers from the following areas:

Dublin City, Bray, Loughlinstown, Sandyford, Leopardstown, Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin, Finglas, Ballymun, Coolock, Darndale, Swords, Balbriggan, Lusk, Gormanstown, Drogheda and Tallaght.

What’s involved?

Once trained, you will be matched with a parent and mentoring sessions take place once a week for between one and three hours. Our volunteering is flexible, meaning you can meet during the day, evenings or at the weekends. These sessions aim to provide support and encouragement through either doing activities together or just meeting for a chat and a bite to eat. Le Chéile covers all costs; all you give is your time and your commitment.

What will you get out of it?

As a mentor, you have an opportunity to encourage positive change in the life of a parent through your kindness and support. Additionally, you can also expect the following:

  • Full induction training
  • Support of a trained Mentoring Co-ordinator
  • Regular group sessions with other Mentors
  • Ongoing training to learn new skills
  • Reimbursement for expenses
  • To meet new people and make new friends
  • To gain experience that will support your personal and professional development

Recruitment Process

You can apply by visiting www.lecheile.ie/volunteer. All candidates will undergo interview, mentor induction training, reference checks, Garda Vetting and/or Overseas vetting.

If you are interested in finding out more, email Maxine, our National Volunteer Coordinator, at maxine@lecheile.ie or call 087 201 6801.

Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 25 October

Inspiring hope, believing in change


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
15th Oct, 2022