Our friends at Oxford Hub are on the lookout for volunteer mentors to paired up with a local young person aged 7-11. Children are referred to the scheme via Oxfordshire County Council Children Services and many of them are in foster care. You’ll meet up once a week to do fun activities depending on the young person’s interests. This could be things like learning a musical instrument, playing football in the park, going on trips, helping with homework, or working on arts and crafts together. Of course, these are just examples, what you end up doing will be up to you and the child.
You’ll need to commit to meeting once a week for at least a year as the role is about developing positive relationships. These friendships can have a lasting influence on young people's lives, boosting their self-esteem and helping them to thrive. It's also loads of fun!
Anyone can become a mentor but Oxford Hub is particularly keen to hear from people in their late 20’s to early 40’s who live locally, are fairly settled in their own lives, likely don’t have children themselves but enjoy spending time with young people. Sound like you or someone you know? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org