Our Wellbeing Service provides mental health support and mentoring to children and young people aged 11-25.
This is achieved through one to one mentoring support from volunteers and group work.
Having a positive role model can make a big difference in a young person’s life♥️
Here’s some other reasons why you should become a MACS volunteer mentor:
- Great experience for anyone thinking of working in this field.
- You will have fun!
- You will be supervised by professionals to help develop your skills.
- You get to be part of a the MACS family!
- Support children and young people aged 11-25 years who haven’t had a fair deal
- Provide 1 to 1 support to children and young people ensuring this is underpinned by MACS ethos and value base
- Offer support to children and young people with goal setting and achieving their dreams
- Develop purposeful and nurturing relationships with children and young people
- Have fun with children and young people
- Adhere to Health and Safety policies and procedures as outlined in MACS training
- Adhere to Child Protection, Vulnerable Adult and Lone Worker policies to safeguard young people, staff and volunteers
- Accept support and direction from Wellbeing staff
Time & Commitment
- Complete MACS Volunteer training (2 days) and MACS ‘top up’ training (1day)
- Meet a young person once a week for 2-3 hours, building a relationship lasting up to 6 months
- Meet with worker monthly for one to one supervision
- Keep in weekly phone contact with Wellbeing worker for ‘check ins’
- Attend quarterly group support meetings
- To complete annual Child Protection training (1day)