Got any common sense?

Give regular support to young people or families

You’ve got the skills to be a great mentor or support volunteer: it’s about listening, asking questions and offering your time. A little bit of guidance can go a long way for those that need it. And it’s so rewarding to see young people and families make positive changes and know you’ve helped.

So what’s what?

Volunteer Mentors help a young person aged between 10 and 19 who’s going through an unsettled period in their lives and have few positive adult relationships to support them.

Family Support Volunteers  spend time with families to help them make changes such as building confidence, developing routines and improving kids behaviour. Sometimes it’s just about being there to listen.

Both roles are organised by Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, based in Mirfield. But both roles can be carried out in the community, eg meeting up with the person or family you are supporting at a cafe or community centre (or their home).

You’ll need to be over 18 and able to commit regular time for at least one year.

You will be supported and guided at all stages.

Click on the links in the box below to get more details on both opportunities on the Do-it website. You can use Do-it to register your interest. If for any reason you don’t hear back – LET US KNOW AND WE WILL SORT OUT ANY GREMLINS!!

Volunteer Mentors – Supporting a young person to set their own goals; someone to talk to, a role model and another perspective on life.

Family Support Volunteers – For people with a good understanding of the issues that families, children and young people face.

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust supports over three thousand local children every year, providing telephone support to families and professionals, counselling, mental health support, mentors and confidence building group activities to help children grow strong and well.  Young people rate our services 9 out of 10, and they tell us that we have really made a difference to their lives.