Could you be a local hero?

Volunteers are needed to support vulnerable children and young people. Some young people in Sutton have complex lives, facing many difficult issues in their daily lives, including low self esteem, social isolation, challenging family relationships, abuse, loss or bereavement, poverty, self harm .

Sutton’s MAPS offers that support with the help of Mentors

Mentors are needed to provide each young person referred with a safe space and dedicated time to talk about their situation, enjoy positive activities and simply be a kid. Could you be that person that they talk to? Do you have 1 to 2 hours a weeks where you could meet with a young person to listen or engage them in a positive activity?

What are MAPS Looking for?

No qualifications are needed for this role. We are looking for volunteers who have a positive attitude towards children and young people and a desire to help them achieve their full potential. Someone who is a positive role model, patient, calm, a good listener and who is non-judgemental.

Benefits to You

You will be part of an award winning programme 16 hours of comprehensive training

Personal and professional development

Develop skills and understand the issues that affect children and young people

Opportunity to make a real difference to a child or young person locally

Transferable skills Access to professional support and supervision

Resources to support the mentoring role

You can use your LBS volunteering hours to access training Training Date of Training: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October 2017 Where: Salvation Army, Sutton Contact us by: Friday 29h September 2017

To find out more you can register your interest via www.mapsmentoring.co.uk, email: maps@vcsutton.org.uk or Tel: 020 8661 5900 and speak to a member of the MAPS team. Enhanced DBS will be completed & 2 referees will be requested as part of the interview & volunteer recruitment process.