Become a GMP Volunteer Mentor
Our volunteer mentors offer support and a listening ear to the young people on the Programme. If you have a heart for understanding young people and would like to help in this way, we’d love to hear from you! We value people’s individual skills and experiences, can provide full training to get you started, and offer ongoing support through 1:1 contact and optional extended training opportunities.
The role of a GMP mentor is simply to ‘be there’ as a trusted adult for a young person, offering them a safe, stable and nurturing relationship. This is something that’s often missing in the lives of the young people we’re supporting, and can be life changing. On a practical level, mentors and mentees get together regularly to chat, often whilst doing some sort of activity, like visiting a cafe or going for a walk. Mentoring relationships typically last around twelve months – this can vary, depending on the age and needs of the young person concerned.
If you’d like to know more about becoming a GMP mentor you can fill in the ‘contact us’ form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you can apply directly to one of our organisations – there are seven of us collaborating to deliver the Programme and we’re each recruiting and training our own GMP volunteers. Scroll down to see who we are, the age ranges and geographic areas we’re each serving as part of GMP, and the links for applying to us directly.
For safeguarding reasons, all GMP volunteers are required to have an enhanced DBS check – this will be arranged by the recruiting organisation.
DBS: Mentoring counts as a Regulated Activity so GMP partners will carry out an Enhanced DBS check for all potential mentors, this will also include: A check of the Children’s Barred List for those who’ll be mentoring under 18s and a check of the Adults’ Barred List for those who’ll be mentoring vulnerable adults.