Volunteer with us

We can offer a variety of volunteering opportiunities within the Mentoring Service and wider Carers Federation. We pride ourselves with being able to offer volunteers valuable and enjoyable experiences through our core volunteer roles and the potential to develop new opportunities based on volunteers interests and skills.

Our Volunteer Roles

The Young Carers Transitions Project offers life skills courses and one to one mentoring for young carers aged between 15 and 19 across Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Gedling, and Rushcliffe. We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of group life skills sessions and to provide one to one mentoring support to young carers as they transition into adulthood.

 The Improving access to Healthcare Project aims to improve the experiences of children and young people accessing health treatment and services across the City. Volunteer Mentors will provide mentoring support to build skills and confidence with children of all ages to help to evidence their experiences and find meaningful ways to ensure that the views of children and young people are fed back to health care services and professionals.

Volunteers have also provided admin support, developed Newsletters, participated in one off promotional events and  carers events.

 

Our Recruitment Process

Once we receive your completed application form, we will contact you to arrange an interview. 

Volunteers are then invited to attend our initial 2 day training programme.Our initial training programme will include understanding the mentoring process and mentoring skills, professional boundaries, personal safety, confidentiality, and safeguarding children as well as role specific training.

We will also ask for two references and most volunteers will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check (which has replaced the old CRB)

How We Support You

We value the comittment and responsibility our volunteers bring to their work with us. We support our volunteers by offering ongoing training and supervision, providing a bespoke volunteer development plan, and opportunities to practise and devlop your skills.

Volunteering with us can help you to develop independent working skills, team work, time-management skills, mentoring and  communication skills, and increase your confidence and self-esteem, as well as giving you the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by the children and young people you will encounter.

If you or a carer you know have any specific information or communication needs and require information about our services in an alternative format please let us know.  Contact us on 0115 962 9310