Leeds Autism AIM will be running training for anyone who would like to become a volunteer mentor next month. The training comprises of three sessions:
- Session one covers autism awareness and will be delivered by two autistic adults – Gill Loomes, our new Autism Peer Development Worker and Jonathan Cravitz, an autism trainer who is a member of the AIM Steering Group
- Session two covers what mentoring actually involves
- Session three is an induction session which will cover all the formalities before you become a mentor
When and where
The first training session is on Saturday 9th June. It runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm. A free sandwich will be given to those who come along to the training sessions.
A venue will be confirmed via email by our Volunteer Coordinator. The other two sessions will take place later on in June
Become a mentor
If you want to become a mentor, you need to attend all three sessions. To book your place, please contact Owen Walker, our Volunteer Coordinator, by email at Owen.Walker@advonet.org.uk. Then, he will be in touch with you about a venue and will have further information.
A mentor’s role is to help an autistic adult identify obstacles and achieve goals. To read more about what a mentor’s role involves, feel free to visit the Mentoring page of our website.