STARFISH Group Mentoring is an AIMCommunity mentoring programme designed to help young people increase their self esteem and self-confidence, building positive peer-relationships and regulating emotions. The sessions are run by a group of professional mentors and youth workers, volunteers and young volunteers.
STARFISH Mentoring is for young people between the ages of 8 - 16 years. The age groups are usually split into primary age (8-11) and secondary age (11-16). The groups can be up to 10 young people in each group.
Wednesday afternoons from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
AIMCentral, East Howe Youth Centre, Kinson Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HD
Branksome Community Centre, Recreation Road, Poole, BH12 2EA
11 Weeks (Including half terms)
£150 per young person
STARFISH Plus Mentoring is an AIMCommunity mentoring programme designed to help young people increase their self esteem and self-confidence, building positive peer-relationships and regulating emotions. The sessions are in the form of 1:1 mentoring run by a team of professional mentors and youth workers, volunteers and young volunteers.
STARFISH Plus Mentoring is for young people between the ages of 11 - 18 years.
STARFISH Mentoring uses the ASPACE model of mentoring. ASPACE focuses on the needs and support in the areas of:
Abilities and Skills
Self-Esteem and Confidence
Adult and Family Relationships
Education and Employment
Monday - Friday between 9am - 6pm
£30 per hour
Bespoke venues across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Meet The Starfish Team
STARFISH Project Manager
STARFISH Mentor Poole
STARFISH Mentor Bournemouth
STARFISH Mentor Christchurch
STARFISH Group Mentor Bournemouth
Starfish Mentor (Christchurch)
Responsible to: Starfish Mentoring Manager
Responsible for: 1:1 Sessional Work and Group Work for Starfish Hours Flexible/ as agreed (Min 5 hours per week)
Salary: From £12.54 per hour (Term Time Only)
Job Base: AIM Central,
Kinson Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HD.
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the Job Description
As we are a charity, we are always looking for funding in the form of grants and donations. We are looking for volunteers that are happy to help write applications for funding and to help raise funds to subsidise the costs for service users. People who have experience with finding bid writing, or are enthusiastic to work alongside our current staff to help shape our applications, we would be happy to have you volunteer for us.
Delivering face to face mentoring for young people between the ages of 8 - 18 is an integral part of Starfish Mentoring. Working with young people both in a group setting (Starfish Group) and 1:1 work (Starfish Plus) makes a big difference to the community that we are serving. Volunteers that are interested in supporting young people's development in the ASPACE areas are welcome.
Social Media Team
One of the key areas that we do need support and development is our presence and promotion on social media. We have content and information to upload and send out on our social media platforms, as well as updating our current content and administration. Volunteers with good skills using contemporary technology and editing would be beneficial to the Starfish team.
Starfish Mentoring works with young people across the BCP and Dorset area. We are looking for volunteers that are happy to drive our AIMCommunity vehicle to pick up and drop off young people. We are also looking for volunteers to transport small groups to events and trips that Starfish Mentoring organises. If you are 25+ and have a valid driving licence, this could be a role for you.
Event Planning Team
Throughout the year, Starfish Mentoring organises events for young people, parents, carers, guardians, family members and referrers can attend. These events are designed to showcase young people and their skills, stories and reflections during their time at Starfish. We are looking for volunteers to help plan, deliver and evaluate events for Starfish so that the young people have a platform to share their experiences.
Spreading the Word Team
We always need people to spread the word of the work that Starfish and AIMCommunity are currently doing. If you would like to be an advocate or ambassador for Starfish and tell others about the provision that we can deliver, that would be a great way to volunteer for us.