Young women and girls at risk of domestic abuse face unique challenges. The MAIA project has been developed to tackle these challenges by providing specialist support for young women and girls (aged 13 to 25) at risk of domestic abuse in the family home and/or in their own relationships.
An integral part of this support is our Volunteer Mentor programme, where mentors use the benefit of their lived experience to create a supportive, empowering environment that will help Mentees make positive changes and achieve their goals and aspirations.
Working closely with the Maia service’s specialist advocates, our volunteer mentors will build relationships with mentees through 1-2-1 work and group work exploring self-care, empowerment and creativity.
As a Volunteer Mentor you will be given a full induction into your role, that will include opportunities to shadow staff at Advance, ongoing training and access to other opportunities.
If you would like to become a MAIA volunteer Peer Mentor but are unsure if you meet the essential criteria for the role, or if you would like to find out more about the role, please reach out for an informal conversation with our Young Women & Girls Mentor Coordinator.
Please note that applications are now closed.