Mentors wanted in the Taunton Area

After dry January or Veganuary, will you make a resolution to help a youngster in Taunton? YOU are needed!

PROMISEworks volunteers support vulnerable children and young people across Somerset, helping a young person to build the resilience needed to move forward and achieve their full potential - this could be staying in school, keeping out of trouble or getting to university.

As one youngster wrote to their volunteer mentor this Christmas:

"I want to thank you for being so lovely and helping me with literally everything...You have made a major impact on my life (in a good way) and I really appreciate it"

Christell Charles PROMISEworks case-holder in Taunton said

“We have a variety of young people in Taunton waiting for mentors for different reasons. One young person wants to be able to smile again. Another just wants to feel liked. And a third just wants somebody to talk to. Taunton young people need you to just be there for them, someone to see the best in them, and someone to have fun with.”

With 250 young people in Somerset awaiting a mentor, many of these are in Taunton and West Somerset, we need many more generous hearted people to step forward, train with PROMISEworks and commit to helping one young person in the local community.

Christell and her colleagues provide training and continuous support to volunteer mentors throughout the time they are part of the PROMISEworks family.

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life as well as all ages. So, what is holding you back?

Volunteering is good for your local community, but it is also good for your health. Recent research has shown that helping others leads to improved physical health and increased feelings of emotional wellbeing.

To find out more contact Christell at christell.charles@PROMISEworks.org.uk 

We have many young people in the Taunton area that need someone to build a life that works.

Taunton General CC

We have had a large influx of referrals for the Taunton area since lockdown eased and unfortunately, we do not have enough mentors for them all.

It is evident through talking to our mentors that a lot of young people have really suffered during lockdown especially with anxiety and low mood. The constant interruptions that young people have faced with periods of isolation, home-schooling and stresses has caused an increase in referrals.

We believe having a mentor to ‘be there,’ can make a young person who feels alone in the world feel that they have somebody by their side.

Full training and support given.
Follow the Volunteer link to find out more.