Volunteers sought to help youngsters

Leading Link in Bedlington is looking for volunteers to make a difference to youngsters in Northumberland.

Leading Link in Bedlington is looking for volunteers to make a difference to youngsters in Northumberland.

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Volunteers are being sought to make a different to the lives of young people in Northumberland.

Northumberland based charity Leading Link is looking for volunteer mentors to work on a new innovative project within Northumberland supporting young people aged eight to 19 who may be at risk of anti-social behaviour or may just need a listening ear.

Volunteers play a key role in the delivery of work within the Northumberland Adolescent Service.

Opportunities exist across the service including One-to-one mentoring work, Youth Offending Panel members, Junior Attendance Centre workers and within young people’s participation groups.

Manager of Leading Link, Lyn Horton, said: “This is a really beneficial opportunity for volunteers to help the young people of our communities to develop the necessary skills for the future.

“In addition, the volunteers will also get a lot of satisfaction as well as gaining further training.

“We are very excited to be part of this new project in partnership with the Northumberland County Council’s Adolescent Team.”

No formal qualifications are needed, and free training and further opportunities for the mentor will be provided.

Volunteers must have a genuine interest in supporting young people, and be able to give two to three hours fortnightly.

To find out more about this opportunity, call Joanne Money at Leading Link on (01670) 820088 or email joanne.money@leadinglink.co.uk