In the case of mentoring, this is definitely the case.
Our commitment to someone who is generous and empathic enough to volunteer mentor, is to make it a great experience if we possibly can.
This means not just ensuring that mentors are trained, vetted and supported properly, but that we wait for the right match too.
Volunteers often sign up to new opportunities in a pique of enthusiasm and this is a wave we want to ride. However, it wouldn’t be fair on our young people to cut corners or have anyone not feel 100% safe and supported.
This means there can be some waiting around for paperwork etc and we recognise that some volunteers will want a quicker fix. For others, the empathy we ask you to have for the young people we work with goes the same for the proper process. This was always designed to be the Rolls Royce of mentoring projects.
Taking our time will be worth it in be end!