Could you mentor a work and learning client?
- Could you use your skills to help our clients move into and succeed at work?
- Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives by offering just one-two hours of support a fortnight?
- Could you mentor a work and learning client?
St Mungo's Broadway is searching for mentors to help homeless people and those at risk of losing their homes succeed in work.
As a charity, we support more than 10,000 people a year on their journey away from homelessness and a major part of this involves supporting clients to live and work independently. For many of the people we work with, employment truly is a realistic ambition and our passionate team is dedicated to helping them achieve this.
By becoming a St Mungo's Broadway mentor, you can make that journey a reality for more people by passing on your skills to someone looking to make the next step in their career or just get their foot on the employment ladder.
You will learn a range of new skills through our mentor training programme and see the lasting results of your support through regular meetings with your mentee. St Mungo's Broadway will also support you through frequent supervision sessions to ensure you are also enjoying and learning from the experience.
Jack* (whose name has been changed) was a mentor in 2013. He said: “I found the (mentoring) experience broke down any prejudices and stereotypes I had held around homelessness, drug users and people suffering from a mental illness. It’s been an experience I shall hold dear to my heart for the rest of my life.”
Mentors are asked to commit to the programme for just nine months. Every mentor will be given four training sessions and a pre-match induction before being partnered with a mentee. In return, we ask that you support your mentee through regular face-to-face and email / phone contact as well as more extensive supervision sessions, which you will hold every three months.
With our support, we hope our mentees will gain:
- Greater confidence and skills for the workplace
- Improved interpersonal and communication skills
- Support to find a job and succeed in the work place
- Help, if requested, to set up their own business!
Graham* (whose name has been changed) is a former mentee of the St Mungo's Broadway mentoring scheme. He said: “(Through the support from the mentoring programme), I have learned not to take on other people’s issues and to walk away. I have more of an understanding of others, an insight, not just tunnel vision. I have more of a bond with people.”
Become a St Mungo's Broadway mentor today.
Simply contact Jodie Larsen on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or fill out the volunteer mentor application form here and email it to the same address.
Jodie would also be happy to give an informal lunch time talk at any company who's employees are looking to take part.
All prospective mentors must fill out an application form and go through an interview. DBS checks are also compulsory.
Deadline for applications: Mid-February 2014.
This mentoring programme is sponsored by Telereal Trillium.
St Mungo's Broadway was formed out of the merger of two charities Broadway and St Mungo's in April 2014.