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If you are interested in becoming a East Cambs Mentor please complete our online application form below

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East Cambs Mentor Project Application Form

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What do mentor volunteers do? 

Mentor volunteers are matched with young people who have experienced homelessness who have similar interests, hobbies, or skills. Social connections can be vital for people who have been homeless to help them stay off the streets. This role enables volunteers to offer more to help young people to make positive changes in their lives. 

What will you get in return? 

Volunteering with CHS will give you the chance to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in East Cambridgeshire. 

You will get the chance to share your interests, hobbies, or skills with others, as well as gaining or developing skills in one-to-one relationship building and mentoring. 

How can you apply to be a mentor volunteer? 

To become a mentor volunteer, simply fill in our application form enclosed to tell us what skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role, as well as what skills you would like to share. We ask for two references from people who have known you for at least 12 months. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete the application form. 

We aim to get back to you within one month of receiving your application. If you are a suitable candidate then we will arrange an informal interview where we can find out more about you and you can find out more about the role. 

Could you be a Mentor volunteer? 

We are looking for people who are: 

  • Passionate about helping young people experiencing homelessness to move forwards 
  • Reliable so others can trust you will do what you say 
  • Available and committed for an initial period of 12 months 

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Any interests, hobbies or skills they want to share with others 
  • Strong people skills and the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life 
  • Mentoring skills or experience – but this is not essential 

Next Steps 

If you think you may enjoy this role then we definitely want to hear from you. 

We are really keen to get this project moving to the next stage, so please do complete an expression of interest form at the top of this page as soon as possible.  We really look forward to hearing from you. We will work through each enquiry as it comes through so, please bear with us, we may also need to operate a waiting list at times too, which will be communicated with you. 

Training Requirements/Expectations 

What training and support do we offer? 

We are committed to training our volunteers so that everyone has the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to what we do at CHS. We are also committed to giving our mentor volunteers the on-going support they need to feel confident in their volunteering. 

Mentor volunteers will be managed by the team at Ely young peoples project which may include  group training, e-learning and supervision sessions and provide 1:1 support, as needed. 


We offer out-of-pocket expenses to our volunteers, including travel expenses to and from training, events and meetings. 

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