ISPCC Limerick - Youth and Parent Mentoring Services: Volunteer Mentors

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Opportunity to volunteer with
The ISPCC Limerick: Youth and Parent Mentoring Services

What is involved?

The ISPCC offers a Mentoring service to both young people and parents in various areas across the County of Limerick.

The Mentors are fully trained volunteers who are interested in offering their support to young people and adults. Volunteer Mentors receive full training from the ISPCC.

Youth Mentoring: This occurs when a young person is matched with a volunteer. They meet once a week and the aim is to improve the young person’s social skills so that they can get to know their mentor and feel comfortable spending time with them. Over time, the young person may learn new coping skills and improve their self- confidence.

Parent mentoring: This involves linking a parent who needs additional support with a volunteer. They also meet on a weekly basis and the aim is to support the parent so they can meet the needs of their family to the best of their ability. The mentor also encourages the parent to use the support network available in their wider community.

For further information please refer to www.ispcc.ie

What is required for the position?

**Essential:
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.

**No previous experience is necessary.

To find out more, contact shellie.murnane@ispcc.ie / 087 153 0001.
If you wish to apply, you will be sent an application form and this is followed up with an interview. If it is felt you are suitable and then you will receive a place on the ISPCC Mentoring Training Course.

Garda Vetting is required.

Once trained you will be matched with either a young person or parent (based on your preference).
Full support and supervision is given throughout.
Weekly meetings typically last between 2-3 hours per week. We ask all volunteers to commit to at least 1 year of Mentoring with The ISPCC.
All expenses are fully reimbursed.

Qualities we look for in volunteers:

  • Child centred approach and practice
  • Positive Communication skills
  • Non judgemental
  • Open and honest
  • Available and Committed to the requirements of the role

Benefits for you as a volunteer:

  • A chance to support a young person or parent to make changes that will improve their life for the better.
  • Become a member of The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC). Ireland’s national child protection charity, committed to the best practice and implementation of high quality services for children.
  • An opportunity to learn and develop both personally & professionally.
  • Opportunities to make friends and learn new skills.
  • Participation in a comprehensive training programme.
  • One to one and group supervision.
  • On-going training.
  • Annual appraisal system.
  • Manager on call out of hours for child protection concerns.
  • One to one counselling support service.

Expression of Interest

To express interest in this volunteering opportunity please contact Shellie Murnane, on 087 153 0001 / shellie.murnane@ispcc.ie.

You can also find out more about the ISPCC on our website: www.ispcc.ie

Region: 

Co Limerick

Expiry date: 

30/09/18

Date Entered/Updated: 

05/09/18