REACH Youth Service Volunteer and Mentor Training
In this learning journey, you will be equipped with knowledge on how to engage youths effectively using Positive Youth Development as an overarching framework. By understanding the theories such as Erik Erikson's stages of psychosocial development and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, you will better understand why and how youths behave in certain ways. The Positive Youth Development framework allows you to know what important values and elements to nurture the youths holistically. You will also get the chance to see what are the different types of youths you might meet and learn the tips and tools to engage them in a meaningful manner. In addition to the techniques of building rapport and conversations with the youths, it is also important to practice active listening.
For participants who are joining as mentors, you will be further engaged in knowing your role as a mentor and the different phases of the mentoring cycle. This provides you a step-by-step guide in mentoring the youths in a safe and meaningful way. Lastly, you will need to know the protocols and boundaries when you are serving as a volunteer or mentor. This ensures that you interact with the youths in a safe and appropriate way.
Who this course is for:
- Volunteer Mentors for Youths
We are the Youth Service of REACH Community Services Society, a dedicated group of change agents who spark changes in youths that have been stuck for while and are looking for something more in their lives. We believe that young people have hidden strengths who can be guided towards their potential. Our programmes and services aim to open up new alternatives and perspectives in the young person.