CSV Futures Project - help a young person with a disability think about their future
The CSV Futures Project supports young people with learning disabilities to explore their options as they think about leaving education. Volunteer Mentors provide one to one support to a young person to help them develop a personal profile of their skills and interests, their likes and dislikes and their future goals. The Mentor can then support the young person to start working towards these; this can include accessing work experience and training opportunities plus the chance to try out volunteering and new social activities. CSV needs volunteers who can offer a couple of hours of their time each week to mentor the young people as they make choices about their futures, raising aspirations by exploring together the young person’s skills, interests and abilities. We are looking for people ages 16+ - Mentors can come from all walks of life and no experience is needed but patience, the ability to listen and a sense of humour are all useful skills. Mentors receive full training and support and out of pocket expenses are paid. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Volunteer Mentor for the CSV Futures Project please contact: Vicki Howling, the project co-ordinator for an informal chat.
CSV (Community Service Volunteers) is the UK’s leading volunteering charity. Social justice is at the heart of what we do; empowering people to have a positive stake in society and tackle barriers to community participation through creating volunteering and learning opportunities.
*Details correct at time of listing 11/02/2020.