Volunteer role title: Positive Placements Mentor
Location: Guildford, Brighton & Hove, Mid Sussex, Horsham and Crawley

Are you an enthusiastic person who is up for a challenge and enjoys working with young people? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting volunteer mentors to support vulnerable young people from across Sussex and Surrey on our Positive Placements Project. Volunteer mentors will work to support 16 – 25 years old, who are NEET (not in education, employment or training), on their journey towards education, employment or training and who would like extra support in achieving their goals.

Young people being referred might be at risk of homelessness, live in supported housing, experience anxiety or emotional health issues, be a young parent, take alcohol/drugs that are affecting their work life, been in trouble with the police, or left school early with few or no qualifications. You might also be supporting young people who have parental support, but need additional support. Volunteer Mentors will play a crucial role in working with a young person to identify and work towards achieving their goals, for example building confidence, improving time keeping, getting a job or accessing educational opportunities.

All sorts of people become mentors with YMCA DownsLink Group and we encourage applicants from all sections of the community. To become a volunteer mentor you don’t need to have specific formal qualifications but you will need patience, resilience, empathy and tolerance. You will also need to be able to relate well to young people and enjoy spending time in their company. A sense of humour is essential!

For more information download our job description and visit our Positive Placements page on the website.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Interviews date: To be confirmed with project coordinator.


How To Apply…
You can download a Volunteer Role Description and a Volunteer Application Form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org or by hand or post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download a Volunteer Role Description here
Download a Volunteer Application Form here