Interested in becoming a volunteer mentor?
We will give you training
The Surrey Care Trust provides free training run by our own staff over several sessions. 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.
Mentors will be trained to challenge appropriately and will be supported in their work with regular supervision, peer group sessions, training support, advice and guidance .
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.
Supporting the mentors
Mentors are supported by the mentor co-ordinator Cathy Leamon, who will ensure there is the support, guidance and resources to make a success of the mentoring project. 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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