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Signals Essex Media Centre Ltd, Colchester, Essex (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Posted 1 day ago Quick Apply
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London, Greater London (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary

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Job description
  • Mentors for Refugees will empower women to overcome challenging circumstances and help them find ways to connect and integrate with their local community.
  • Mentors will support women to make social connections with the local community and groups, refer and signpost them to other organisations providing more specialist support if needed.
  • Mentors will provide a safe space to discuss the challenges women face. Through encouragement and active listening, mentors will support their mentees’ mental wellbeing.

What impact will this have?

  • Mentors will help women break cycles of social isolation, improve family cohesion and wellbeing.
  • By being part of the Unfold mentor family you will be helping us to have greater reach in making a positive impact on the lives of many vulnerable women, living in Westminster.
  • By becoming a mentor with Unfold you will be supporting one of the most vulnerable groups in our communities. We aim to break the barriers that keep refugee women excluded from mainstream services.

Training

Through our comprehensive training and ongoing support, you will develop skills in positive psychology and coaching style techniques, cover topics including safeguarding, confidentiality, the person-centred approach and the growth mindset, all of which will help you to effectively support someone to making steps towards positive change.

Commitment

  • We ask volunteers to commit to delivering mentoring for  1–2-hours a week, over a period of 24 in person sessions. Although occasionally session are held online, through mentee and mentor testimonies we have seen the positive impact holding sessions in person vs online has, and so we would ask any perspective volunteers to be prepared to be available for all in person session should this be the required need of your mentee. 
  • Attending monthly group online meetings, which is a great opportunity for all the mentors to come together discuss challenges, successes and further develop mentoring skills. 

What else do I need to know?

  • A DBS check is required
  •  Due to the nature of our users of this programme, we are only accepting female volunteers for this role.
  • In person session will take place near to where your mentee lives, within Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea boroughs.
  • We especially welcome mentors over the age of 50, for our Women2Women: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Lives sub programme. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to bridge a gap in your CV and get back into work. We provide references and development opportunities through training.
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Refreshed on: 27 May 2024
Closing date: 11 July 2024 at 23:59
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