Junction 21 is our voluntary mentoring project to train members of the community to work with vulnerable young people aged 10-21.
Mentors meet the young person they are matched with regularly for a year, and are fully supported and supervised by junction 21 staff.
To become a volunteer mentor you have to complete an eight unit training course and commit to a minimum of one year's mentoring. The training is accredited and you gain an Open College Network level 2 qualification in mentoring skills.
Volunteers are checked by the disclosure and barring service and double referenced, and anyone in recovery must be clean for at least five years. Volunteers who have criminal convictions will need to complete a suitability interview. Some convictions will disqualify people from ever working unsupervised with children.