CAIS are looking for Volunteer Mentors in Machynlleth!

Could you have what it takes to be a substance misuse Mentor in Machynlleth, or other parts of Powys?


CAIS operates a mentoring service, providing a one to one mentoring support service for young people in Powys.

It is a voluntary scheme, which aims to assist in enabling young people to achieve their full potential.

Mentoring provides a one to one relationship that can help to divert young people away from negative influences and provide them with opportunities for success.


In return you will receive:

• Full youth training
• Ongoing development and support
• Excellent career experience working with young people
• Out-of-pocket expenses
• Ongoing training opportunities

If you are interested in this opportunity then please contact:

Karen Gadsby
Unit 4, Old Town Hall Workshops, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DL

0300 777 2258
07825 180 829



Volunteer Role Description


Role Title Volunteer Mentor

Department Powys Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service

Base Location Various Across Powys

Hours of Volunteering Various

Accountable To Project Manager

Reports To Project Coordinator

Role Purpose:

 To provide one to one support and encouragement to young people misusing substances, at risk of substance misuse, who have familial substance misuse.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 To provide support and guidance to all participants being referred onto the project
 To be available to meet regularly on a one-to-one basis with mentees as identified and agreed with the project manager.
 To work with the Project Manager in achieving positive outcomes for participants
 Record all activities in compliance with CAIS regulations
 To work closely with the administration staff and provide information and data as required for reporting purposes
 Keep accurate records in accordance with CAIS policies


 To respect confidentiality at all times
 To be non-judgmental
 To communicate skillfully and sensitively, taking into account any barriers to communication
 Excellent listening skills
 To be able and willing to work within given boundaries
 To refer clients to other services within the partnership and other external agencies as appropriate
 To report any concerns regarding the Service User to your Line Manager
 To be accountable for own decisions and actions in consultation with Project manager andsupervision.
 To attend relevant meetings, undertake administrative tasks and reports as required.
 Own transport desirable


 To participate in the CAIS core training
 To attend regular supervisions
 To operate within and observe CAIS policies and procedures


Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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