Last week we were training a new group of volunteer mentors, who will help us to support young people within the local community. Our mentoring training sessions was attended by 6 new volunteers.
As part of our 2-day training programme, our volunteers learnt about mentoring and the mentoring relationship, interpersonal behaviour and communication skills as well as active listening. In addition, the new volunteers also received ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) awareness, goal setting and action planning training.
The volunteers were very enthusiastic throughout the training programme and found the session on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’S) extremely useful. We are very pleased with the level of dedication, passion and commitment shown by our new volunteers.
Our trained volunteers are at the centre of Ynot Aspire and will now go on to offer one-one support and advice to young people. Working with some of the most vulnerable young people within the community, our volunteers will help them to gain confidence, offer support, access further support from partner agencies where necessary and, most importantly listen to them.
“The training programme was perfect, great staff”
“The roleplaying activities will help me to become a better mentor”
“Learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences was very useful”
There are many benefits to volunteering, not just for the local young people, but to the volunteers themselves. Volunteering can help to advance your career, enable you to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications and stimulate your mind, to name a few. Over 95% of our volunteers go on to further education, training or employment.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please follow the link below for more information.