How you can be involved

Do you have a heart to help families in need of support?
Could you spare a couple of hours a week?

Become a Family Mentor

What does a family Mentor do?

They offer one-to-one support for a family in the family home and are a positive role model to everyone in the family. They help the family to help themselves by supporting them to achieve small steps that help them lead to long term change.

How much time does volunteering take each week?

Being a volunteer Family Mentor takes approximately 2 hours each week; 1 hour with the family you have been matched with and an hour with your Link Worker. You must be able to commit to being part of the programme for a minimum of 12 months.

What sort of person do I need to be a volunteer?

Family Mentors need to be good listeners, who can encourage and be non-judgmental. Mentors currently range from ages 25-70+ years, but must be able to understand the stresses of family life.

What sort of training do I have to do?

All our Mentors complete a 12 hour training course. These can be daytime or evening and are group based, interactive sessions.

How will I be supported?

You will be supported and supervised by a Link Worker who is a member of our team responsible for the family you have been matched with. They are there to assist and safeguard you and to ensure you have all you need to fulfil your role.

For more information and to receive an application pack, please email info@yeovil4family.org.uk or call 01935 530050

 

Prayer Support

As we continue with this work we greatly appreciate the prayer support we receive. It is really encouraging to know that people in our town have a heart for the families who make up our community. We would love for prayers to continue for:

  • The families we work with
  • The mentors who give up their time to help
  • The other organisations and agencies we work with
  • For more people to step forward and volunteer to be Mentors

If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter, or prayer support news, please contact info@yeovil4family.org.uk