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Role Details

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Role Details

Support you will receive

The Kids Network supports 8-11yo children at a crucial time in their lives, in the lead up to and often during the transition from primary into secondary school. We do this by providing them with a volunteer mentor, a local hero from their London community. As a mentor, you will hold weekly 1:1 sessions of 1-3 hours. You will help to build confidence, resilience and help your mentee to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities over the course of a year-long programme.

Activities you will be doing
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Youth Work
What skills are required for this role
Art & Craft, Organising & Planning

Why these skills are required

Positivity: Embraces fun and positive thinking Commitment: Attends all mentoring sessions and demonstrates patience and understanding in the face of challenges Communication: Communicates well with young people and The Kids Network team using compassion Resilience: Meets challenges with optimism, seeing them as an opportunity to learn Professionalism: Complies with all TKN policies and procedures particularly regarding safeguarding Non-judgemental: Demonstrates kindness and openness and does not impose personal values Solution-focused: Offers guidance and constructive feedback with compassion and understanding Experience in mentoring, teaching, youthwork or experience working with children with SEND are desirable but not required.

What is in it for you

• You'll gain new skills and enhance your employability prospects whilst positively impacting children in your local community. • All volunteers will attend 2 days of training, including safeguarding, understanding what mentoring is and skills to bring to the role. • We also offer additional training throughout the year, with up to 30 hours of free training and development available. • Upon completion of the mentoring programme, Mentors will recieve a Badge of Excellence Certificate in Child-Led Mentoring. • We have quarterly mentor meet ups to allow you to meet and socialise with other mentors. • We run group mentoring sessions where you will get to meet other mentors and their mentees for a fun & free activity. Past group mentoring sessions have included: football games, the theatre, the zoo, art workshops, & kite making and flying. • Mentors will have a direct contact at the organisation, their Programme Manager (PM). PM's provide support, encouragement and advice throughout the whole year of your mentoring. • A DBS check paid for by us.

Time Commitment

1-3 hours a week for 1 year. This can be flexible between weekday evenings and weekends.

Application Process
Role Type
Suitable For
18 and over,18+
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