SMS – for Mentors

We are looking to recruit volunteer mentors to work with young people who are challenged by and experiencing poor mental health, disabilities, at risk of offending and being excluded from school.

Could you help a young person overcome difficulties and build aspirations?

Our Specialist Mentoring Service (SMS) supports families who are facing challenges in meeting the needs of their children. We focus on empowering the family to build on strengths and values that are unique to them. SMS uses these principles to enable young people aged between 5-18 to develop and achieve their own positive aspirations.

As a mentor you will be matched with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and support them by:

  • offering advice and boundaried friendship
  • encouraging and motivating them to make better choices
  • taking them on activities that motivate and promote wellbeing

All mentors receive training in; Introduction to Mentoring, Safeguarding, Solution Focussed approaches, Motivational Interviewing, 5 Ways to Wellbeing delivered by Waypoint Training. We are committed to developing our Mentors and as part of your role you will also have the opportunity to access other relevant training.

You will be supported in your role through an initial introduction, comprehensive training programme and ongoing support and supervision.

Interested in becoming a Mentor?

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below online or download a copy and once completed email to

If you require a large print, paper copy of a different version of the application form please email or call 0114 258 7553 and ask to speak to a member of the SMS Team

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Airedale Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Agency trading as Project 6 is a registered charity number 1173006 and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 3430925