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Growing up isn’t easy! A trusted adult can make a massive difference to a child.

A mentor is a volunteer who supports and acts as a role model for a child or young person aged from 5 to 18.

Some children need a mentor because they have low self esteem. Others are struggling because of problems at home, or some difficulties at school.

If you help a child by being a mentor, you will support them to:

  • Overcome challenges
  • Benefit from a trusting relationship with an adult
  • Make new friends with other children and young people
  • Identify their strengths and potential
  • Help them plan and achieve their own goals
  • Be happier, healthier and have a better future!

You will act as a mentor every 1 to 2 weeks, working in one of a number of different settings:

  • A group with other mentors and young people
  • A school or community centre
  • In the community

We take the safety and wellbeing of children and young people extremely seriously. All mentors must provide referees and pass an Enhanced DBS check.

If would like to help please contact Jess on 01429 891444.

You can also email makeadifference@changingfuturesne.co.uk.

Or download a copy of the application form here.