Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Volunteering Mentor

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Opportunity Description

 The Volunteering Mentors are a key part of the Building Better Opportunities project promoting volunteering to people who have been out of work for sometime.  The main role involves mentoring and empowering people to try volunteering as a way of improving skills, experience and self-confidence.


• A caring, non-judgemental attitude to people who have not been in work for some time. • Awareness of Equality and Diversity and the importance of this in volunteering. • Good communication skills in person, over the telephone and in writing. • An interest in improving people’s lives through involvement in volunteering. • Basic administrative and IT experience. • Able to organise their diary and keep appointments. • Able to travel in the local area. • Willingness to undertake training and reviews in the role.

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Building Better Opportunities.  Funding will support projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.  It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. Working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering Mentors will take part in some or all of the following activities as agreed at interview and reviews.  Full training will be given:

• Promoting volunteering and its benefits.
• Recruiting eligible community members to the project.
• Supporting participants to fill in project paper work and obtain evidence of their eligibility.
• Attending promotional and introductory events as and where needed.
• Support the office based administration of the project, maintaining files and databases and helping with other admin tasks as needed.
• Attending volunteering appointments with participants, and in some cases accompanying them to volunteer.
• Sign posting participants to other BBO activities in the community, and support services where needed.
• Supporting the evaluation and overall development of the project.

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