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
Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. With overseas placements or internships it is worth noting that some companies may charge additional fees and should be thoroughly researched before committing. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities: