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Could your new year’s resolution be to bring hope to a vulnerable young person or parent? Could you be the listening ear, there each week to provide much-needed support to someone that is struggling? If so, you could become a mentor at The Door in 2024! 

Local charity, The Door, supports young people in the Stroud District and South Cotswolds and is currently working with around 140 young people each week through 1:1 mentoring in person and over the phone. 

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However, due to rising demand for this important service, they also have over 50 young people waiting for a mentor – young people that need their voices heard and a safe space to work out what’s going on in their lives. 

With over 30 years of experience, The Door knows that mentoring can be life-changing for young people and for their volunteer mentors. The chance to form a long-lasting relationship with a trusted adult (the trained volunteer mentor) is something that’s often been missing in their lives, and can be transformational.  

What young people say: “We’re very different. She’s outgoing and that helps me with social anxiety.”, “It’s great to have someone to talk to.”, “ My mentor helps me get out of the house.” 

What volunteers say: “It is very satisfying supporting a young person, I learn from her and she learns from me.”, “Volunteering gives me a purpose and a sense of achievement.” 

Anyone can become a mentor.  You just need a heart for understanding and supporting young people and about an hour or so a week to spare.  

Sign up today at thedoor.org.uk/volunteer or email the team at mentoring@thedoor.org.uk 

Find out more about The Door at thedoor.org.uk or find them on social media @TheDoorStroud