In September, we welcomed aboard our new Volunteer Coordinator Fay, who is stepping into Owen’s shoes as he moves up to focus on managing the AIM service as a whole. They have come from another role within The Advonet Group, so have managed to hit the ground running.
We are pushing on with mentoring during these uncertain times, continuing to offer support and guidance as best we can – we’re pretty certain everybody needs a bit of that at the moment!
We have been making the most of technology to use remote mentoring; having meetings via Zoom or Teams, providing mentoring over the phone. This comes with its upsides and downsides, as with most things, but has increased the flexibility of the service.
It allows mentors and mentees to meet at more suitable times, providing access to those that wouldn’t be able to travel to the hub and it has helped us start to reduce our waiting list which has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New mentors wanted
We are recruiting for new mentors to work remotely – if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll get back in touch.
The training for new mentors will take place on Saturday 31st October from 10:30am to 3:30pm and on Saturday 14th November from 10:30am to 3:30pm. You must be able to attend both these sessions, as well a volunteer induction which will be held on an evening (date to be confirmed).