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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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18th May
to 31st March
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Peer Mentor

18th May to 31st March
Community Led Initiatives are looking for Peer Mentors
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
Community Led Initiatives CIC was set up by people who had been to prison and faced the difficulty in building a new life when released. We aim to help other people lead a more fulfilling life through the power of peer mentoring.
We support those experiencing multiple disadvantages such as homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental health issues. There is no typical day as everyone is a unique person with different needs of support.
Duties may include:

Building a trusting relationship with your mentee, working towards achieving their goals
To assist people to develop basic life skills to help someone become more independent
Helping people navigate the housing and benefits system
Supporting people to attend health and wellbeing appointments
Walking alongside people, listening, guiding, and offering solutions and choices
Encouraging people to engage with other services
Introducing people to new social activities and peer networking
Attending monthly support sessions with your line manager
Recording notes after each mentee session

We are looking for people:

with a passion to help others,
who are empathetic and reliable.
Positive, committed, and non-judgmental.
Who are available for 4-6 hours a week, ideally over 2 days for 4-6months.
You control your diary to suit you but it will be between office hours.
Although it’s not a requirement, we welcome people who have been through similar experiences.


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