Volunteer Peer Mentor
The main aim of a Peer Mentor is to provide the opportunity for an individual within the LGBT+ communities to work towards being who they are in a more complete, satisfying and resourceful way.
- Provide support for an individual or group of individuals.
- Establish, maintain and manage professional boundaries within the group.
- Enable individual(s) to identify and explore their concerns.
- To help raise the individual’s self-esteem and confidence through a positive and supportive relationship.
- Where required, to review options and consequences of change.
- Promote the aims of Kroma
- Use skills to develop and promote a positive relationship with the individuals.
- Discuss common concerns and issues that may be raised from outside sources, e.g. press, social media
- Establish and maintain appropriate, positive and inclusive environment and boundaries
- Signpost and support individuals to relevant organisations
- Provide empowerment to individuals
- Encourage individuals to attend events outside of the meetings
- To inform the Volunteer Coordinator of all individual contact on a minimum of a monthly basis using the email system provided.
- To notify the Volunteer Coordinator of any emerging problems and seek support whenever necessary.
- To encourage the reporting of all hate crime incidents and notify as per the Hate Crime Policy
- Awareness of issues affecting LGBT+ individuals
- Reliable and good timekeeping
- Respectful, sensitive and caring towards others
- Respectful of confidentiality issues and maintain boundaries
- Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative and know when to seek support.
- Required to attend Basic Induction Training prior to the start of volunteering.
- Ongoing support from the Volunteer Coordinator
- Attend regular monthly / committee meetings with other volunteers, management team and trustees
- Ongoing training opportunities
- Social events with other volunteers and individuals