Interested in becoming a volunteer mentor?
We will give you training
The Surrey Care Trust provides free training run by our own staff. Taking part in the training does not commit you to anything, should you decide that mentoring is not for you after all.
Training is based on modules designed by the National Mentoring and Befriending Network (www.mandbf.org.uk). The three sessions each last three hours.
Typically mentors would see a mentee for an hour once a week until the mentee has achieved the goals he or she has set for themselves.
Setting the boundaries
Meetings may take place at a café, library or other convenient public place, sometimes at our learning centres, or when mentoring young people under 16s in schools but never at a mentor or mentee’s home.
Supporting the mentors
Mentors have regular one-to-one meetings with one of the programme managers, as well as group meetings with other mentors to provide mutual support.
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