Young Peoples Project

Mentoring is particularly helpful when a young person does not have a positive role model within their family or support network, where they are socially isolated, have low self-esteem and where they struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Our New Leaf Young Peoples’ project (NLYP)  offers  a lifeline through trained volunteers  who are interested in supporting vulnerable young people by engaging with them, offering them support and guidance when they need it.

Alongside our New Leaf Young People’s project, we also run our RJ in Schools project which works within the school environment to help young people work through disputes in a restorative way.

Become a Volunteer

What skills & experience would I need?

  • We all use mentoring skills in our everyday relationships, and being able to listen in a non-judgemental fashion is essential
  • You also need to be encouraging, supportive and positive, and to want to help people who may have significant issues
  • The process may not always run smoothly, so you need to be determined, reliable and able to work within agreed boundaries
  • You will be required to be enhanced DBS checked for this role
  • You will need to commit to meeting weekly with them, be available to them by telephone (mobile phones provided by the project) at hours to be agreed between you and them.

If  you would like more information about volunteering, please email or call 01844 202001 for an informal chat first.

Make a Referral:   Referrals to our New Leaf Young People’s project can be through our Referral Form

Our Young Peoples’ project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.