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Who are the Mentors?

They are trained volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds. The one thing they have in common is their commitment to helping young people. We have male and female, young and old, white and Asian Mentors and we try our best to find a Mentor who is best suited to help you.

If you are between the ages of 14 to 21 and feel that a Mentor could help you, speak to your teacher or link worker or contact the Mentoring Team direct at SCAF who will then arrange everything for you.

What do volunteer mentors do?

Each Mentoring session will be different, but generally a Mentors role involves:

  • Listening
  • Showing respect for the young person's point of view
  • Offering appropriate advice where necessary
  • Providing non-judgmental environment so young people feel relax and able to discuss their issues.

SCAF will be hoping for commitment and reliability and a minimum of 2 hours a week from each of its volunteers. In return we offer ongoing support and guidance to all volunteers and further training and and when necessary. In addition there will always be opportunities for mentors to 'offload' to members of the Mentoring Team following their mentoring sessions.