JUMP IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
VOLUNTEERING FOR JUMP IS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING THINGS YOU CAN DO - IT'S SIMPLE, TOO!
Thinking about volunteering with JUMP, but wondering what you have to offer a young person?
The answer is A LOT!
Your time and attention is worth more to a young person than you realise. Being a Mentor is about spending time with a young person, enjoying all sorts of activities together and working through agreed session plans.
Sometimes it's as easy as taking them along to something you were going to do anyway - like lunch. After all, you've got to eat, right?
You'll be matched with a young person depending on their needs and mutual interests. We know that making the right match goes a long way to ensuring success. Once matched, you will work through mentoring plans and do fun activities together. You will recieve full support from the professional staff at JUMP throughout the mentoring process.
You and your young person can share the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as:
* Watching a film
* Playing and watching games
* Sports e.g. canoeing, tennis, skating etc
* Enjoying a pizza
* Listening and making music
Just hanging out and talking can make a huge difference for a young person. The activities don't have to cost a lot and we will cover any expenses incurred. It's not about spending money; it's about spending time, giving guidance and support, and caring.
JUMP volunteers are regular people just like you. You don't have to have any qualifications or experience as full accredited training will be given. All we ask is that you have an open mind, a sympathetic ear and can relate well to young people.
A mentor can open a world of possibilities for a young person simply by being there. JUMP is simple and rewarding. It is easy to show your young person how to play a few games, have a laugh, play some sports or just chill out together.
Being someone special to a young person takes little more than that, but will have a profound effect on both of you! JUMP is flexible and will fit into your schedule so that you can do as many or few hours as you like.
Young people need the motivation, support and guidance from someone like you!
Volunteering just four hours a month can change a young person's life.
If you want to have a positive effect on the people in your community, we want to hear from you. In return for your commitment, we'll give you training that can lead to an accredited qualification, official recognition, a chance to explore new skills, gain experience and meet new people.
You can download the information & application forms below and email or post them back to us, or if you prefer, you can contact us for a chat on 01502 569225 or email email@example.com for more information.