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ESV is Employer Supported Volunteering.
“As promised a few words about my training;
After meeting Simone from ‘Your Own Place’ and reading about the work they do to support young people leaving care to live independently, I asked Paul if I could use my ESV days to train as a mentor.
I have just returned to the office following this 2 day course and can honestly say it was the best and most inspirational training course I have ever done- and I’ve done loads!!!
A small group of potential mentors plus two excellent trainers made the time fly and we all came away buzzing and eager to begin work with a local young person who needs extra support.
Mentors are matched carefully with a ‘mentee’ to enable them to build a good and supportive relationship, we were shown techniques to help empower and enable young people to make their own good decisions and move forward using their own skills and attributes into a more positive future.
I would really recommend this training to anyone looking to use their ESV days in a meaningful way. There is no pressure to sign up as a mentor afterwards and the skills would be useful in a variety of settings”.