Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Grandmentors Telford & Wrekin

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Opportunity Description

Grandmentors is an innovative volunteering project where older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care system.

These young people who are out of employment, education or training (NEET) often need a guiding hand and role model to support them to find work, continue their education or begin training – ultimately giving them the skills and self-belief to lead successful and independent lives.

As a volunteer you’ll receive:

Full training plus ongoing support from the Project Co-ordinator


Invitations to organisation events throughout the year e.g. during care leavers week, cooking sessions with young people, social events with other volunteers etc.


You don’t need any special skills or qualifications to be a Grandmentor. You just need some life experiences and a willingness to support someone who needs a bit of help. Aged 50+ (not necessarily exclusive) DBS (criminal record) check will be performed Long-term commitment required (6 months to 1 year) Resident in Telford & Wrekin or surrounding area

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Meet with a young person weekly/fortnightly

Regular check in where a meet up in person is not possible

Provide emotional support and be the trusted figure in their life

Provide advice and guidance around housing and finance, education, employment and training and health and wellbeing. This is varied and dependent on the young person's needs

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