Do you want to make a difference by mentoring?
Wakefield District Sight Aid working in partnership with Yorkshire Mentoring is looking for volunteer mentors to support people living with sight loss who are looking for employment, thinking of a career change, would like to explore starting their own business or volunteering.
Full training in mentoring and working with people with visual impairments will be given.
The aim of the mentoring programme is to offer support and advice to the participants of a programme called ‘Dare to Dream’ which also includes employability training.
Mentors will be expected to meet with their mentees on average once per week initially, either in person or virtually, over a 6 month period or until the person has found and is settled in employment or has achieved their desired outcome.
Skills needed: effective listening and questioning, problem solving, giving advice, connecting with others
Skills gained: communication skills, working with people with visual impairment
A full enhanced DBS check is required.