Peer mentoring for sharing skills

This project is a way of gaining skills from experts in the local community sector for free. Our co-ordinator matches the mentor to someone who’d like support, which can be had in these areas:

  • getting digitally excluded people to use technology
  • boosting wellbeing with access to the outdoors
  • tackling climate change
  • recovery/opening up after the pandemic

Some mentors have skills in other areas, and so please see the mentors’ profiles or enquire to check what they can offer.

 

Contact the Peer-to-peer Coordinator

Melanie Millar
T: 07704 322965.
E: MMillar@interlinkrct.org.uk

We’re keen to find people who’d like to become peer mentors. If you have transferable skills in the above areas, please get in touch.

Become a peer mentor

Peer mentoring can:

  • give your organisation the knowledge and skills it needs to thrive
  • save you money, as it’s a free way to add skills to your group
  • give you confidence that you’re on the right path, with a view from someone successful who’s done it before

Janis Werrett, Director at Cynon Valley Organic Adventures has mentored people on green social prescribing. She had this to say about being a mentor:

“Being able to connect with other groups with similar values and aims as our own is invaluable. It has helped to build some strong mutually supportive links that will continue long into the future.

The most important part of it for me though is playing a part in creating and supporting other community initiatives like ours, helping to raise awareness of green prescribing and to share own resources and structure to ensure that other areas get to benefit from similar activities and support.”

You will be brought in at the right time to support a group or organisation’s development. Also, the involvement with the group or organisation is relatively brief, which means that the need is sporadic. You can choose how often and when to take on mentoring requests based on your own workload.

Receive peer mentoring

Peer mentoring can:

  • give your organisation the knowledge and skills it needs to thrive
  • save you money, as it’s a free way to add skills to your group
  • give you confidence that you’re on the right path, with a view from someone successful who’s done it before

Having received mentoring on creating a funding application, Danny Grehan of Friends of Tyn Y Bryn Skate Park said:

“After being so involved in the application, it was great to have an external pair of eyes read through the application and suggest things that, having been through the process, [gave us] an idea of what was needed in the application.”

“This was an important intervention at exactly the right time and of exactly the right sort…[I]t gave me an added positivity about our project and about our chances of success.”

“Having Craig work with us on our application had boosted our confidence in our project and our application.”

See our growing list of peer mentors, with notes on their expertise.