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Delivering inspirational mentoring for Somerset’s most vulnerable, and disadvantaged young people

PROMISEworks is a local charity making a big difference in Somerset by offering mentoring services to disadvantaged children and young people across the county. Our mentoring services are aimed at young people between the ages of 5 and 25 who are experiencing difficulties at home or with education and training. Mentoring can fill many gaps in the lives of vulnerable or disadvantaged young people. It can establish a trusting, one-to-one relationship between them and their mentor. This sometimes becomes the only positive and stable adult influence in otherwise chaotic lives.

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Learn more about our young people, what they go through and how they benefit from time spent with their PROMISEworks mentor.

Georgie

Georgie was referred to PROMISEworks by the Parent and Family Support Advisor at his school. He was displaying data-heightened emotions and difficult behaviour in lessons.

His birth father committed suicide when he was seven. He had also been physically chastised by one of his mother’s subsequent partners. He often talked about not having a future and ending up “…just like my dad”.

Chrissy

Chrissy has Asperger’s and low-level learning difficulties. At 13, she was seriously sexually abused by a child of the same age from her youth club.

She withdrew completely from school and her parents began home educating her. This led to greater feelings of isolation for her and made it even harder for her to build positive relationships with her peers.

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2 days ago
PROMISEworks

Mentoring Moments 💙💛

We are so excited for one of our mentees who has just heard that she has been accepted on the EasyJet pilot training programme. When this young person was referred to PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴, aged 13, she was really struggling with low moods due to a very difficult home life. Now 18, she is completing her A 'levels and preparing to take to the skies, fulfilling a long held dream ✈️💫

The first person she told was her mentor and these are some of the words she used in a card. “Without you I would have been close to giving up so thank you for always encouraging me to do my best”

The mentor told us that she is “beyond proud” of her mentee’s achievements and the PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 team are proud of both mentor and mentee.

To find out more about becoming a mentor go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer.

#helpothers #mentoringmoments #helpourpromisework #volunteer #volunteersneeded #volunteeropportunity #charity #mentoringmatters #mentoring #Somerset #youngpeople #memorablemoments #thankyou #flying
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Mentoring Moments 💙💛

We are so excited for one of our mentees who has just heard that she has been accepted on the EasyJet pilot training programme. When this young person was referred to PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴, aged 13, she was really struggling with low moods due to a very difficult home life. Now 18, she is completing her A levels and preparing to take to the skies, fulfilling a long held dream ✈️💫

The first person she told was her mentor and these are some of the words she used in a card. “Without you I would have been close to giving up so thank you for always encouraging me to do my best”

The mentor told us that she is “beyond proud” of her mentee’s achievements and the PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 team are proud of both mentor and mentee.

To find out more about becoming a mentor go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer.

#helpothers #mentoringmoments #helpourpromisework #volunteer #volunteersneeded #volunteeropportunity #charity #mentoringmatters #mentoring #Somerset #youngpeople #memorablemoments #thankyou #flying

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Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations 🩵

What an amazing story, this has made my day!

WOW now that is fantastic news!

Huge congratulations 🎉 x

Wonderful story !! 👍👏

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3 days ago
PROMISEworks

When Gaby first met her mentor, she told her that her dream was to become a zoo keeper. Unfortunately, at the time, Gaby was struggling to attend school regularly due to some physical problems, accompanying anxiety and a difficult family situation. Gaby’s mentor encouraged her all the way, helping her to access work experience with animals and to speak to other professionals who could explain the qualifications she would need. Skip forward three and a half years and Gaby has just completed her Level 2 in Animal Care with distinction!!! She has enrolled on the Level 3 course and has a great future ahead of her. We are proud of Gaby and of the wonderful support she received from her mentor. We are also thrilled that Gaby’s mentor has moved on to support a second young person with the same level of enthusiasm and dedication.

Mentoring is simple, yet rewarding. With our training and support, you can do it too! Go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out how.

#charity #mentoringmatters #helpourpromisework #mentoring #youngpeople #Somerset #volunteeropportunity #volunteersneeded #helpothers #volunteer #mentoringmoments
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When Gaby first met her mentor, she told her that her dream was to become a zoo keeper. Unfortunately, at the time, Gaby was struggling to attend school regularly due to some physical problems, accompanying anxiety and a difficult family situation. Gaby’s mentor encouraged her all the way, helping her to access work experience with animals and to speak to other professionals who could explain the qualifications she would need. Skip forward three and a half years and Gaby has just completed her Level 2 in Animal Care with distinction!!! She has enrolled on the Level 3 course and has a great future ahead of her. We are proud of Gaby and of the wonderful support she received from her mentor. We are also thrilled that Gaby’s mentor has moved on to support a second young person with the same level of enthusiasm and dedication.

Mentoring is simple, yet rewarding. With our training and support, you can do it too! Go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out how.

#charity #mentoringmatters #helpourpromisework #mentoring #youngpeople #Somerset #volunteeropportunity #volunteersneeded #helpothers #volunteer #mentoringmoments
6 days ago
PROMISEworks

At the end of National Volunteers' Week 2024 we want to let the numbers and the feedback speak for themselves so here is a page from our recent impact report for 2023 ✨

Whilst the numbers for 2023 are encouraging we still receive far more referrals for young people needing support than we have mentors and we still need your help.

Please get in touch with us via www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out how you can join a growing group of incredible volunteer mentors who are helping to change Somerset, one young person at a time.

#mentoring #VolunteerOpportunity #Charity #helpourpromisework #volunteer #somerset #volunteersneeded #mentoringmatters #VolunteersWeek #youngpeople #helpothers
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At the end of National Volunteers Week 2024 we want to let the numbers and the feedback speak for themselves so here is a page from our recent impact report for 2023 ✨

Whilst the numbers for 2023 are encouraging we still receive far more referrals for young people needing support than we have mentors and we still need your help.

Please get in touch with us via www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out how you can join a growing group of incredible volunteer mentors who are helping to change Somerset, one young person at a time.

#mentoring #volunteeropportunity #charity #helpourpromisework #volunteer #Somerset #volunteersneeded #mentoringmatters #VolunteersWeek #youngpeople #helpothers
1 week ago
PROMISEworks

NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2024 ✨

We will never tire of sharing this picture taken in October 2022 when PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the hard work and commitment of all of our volunteers. The award also recognises the outstanding support given to volunteers by our staff team. In volunteering for PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 you can be certain that your caseholder will be walking alongside you for guidance and help when needed.

We always need more volunteers and would love to hear from you today. Go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out more.

#volunteeropportunity #helpourpromisework #mentoring #VolunteersWeek #mentoringmatters #youngpeople #charity #volunteersneeded #Somerset #volunteer #memorablemoments #memories
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NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2024 ✨

We will never tire of sharing this picture taken in October 2022 when PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the hard work and commitment of all of our volunteers. The award also recognises the outstanding support given to volunteers by our staff team. In volunteering for PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 you can be certain that your caseholder will be walking alongside you for guidance and help when needed.

We always need more volunteers and would love to hear from you today. Go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out more.

#volunteeropportunity #helpourpromisework #mentoring #VolunteersWeek #mentoringmatters #youngpeople #charity #volunteersneeded #Somerset #volunteer #memorablemoments #memories

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2 weeks ago
PROMISEworks

Volunteers are what make us tick - we rely entirely on them for the work that we do ✨

OVER 140 vulnerable young people across Somerset rely on them for support; volunteers like the wonderful Jock who has supported a number of young people over a 23 year period. Jock is pictured here receiving the High Sheriff’s Award in March 2024 in recognition of his work.

Jock was once a new volunteer and probably wondered what he was letting himself in for but he enjoyed it so much he just never stopped.

If you like the idea of supporting a young person but have no idea what you might be letting yourself in for then please contact us via our website at www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and one of our lovely caseholders will be happy to answer all of your questions.

#youngpeople #mentoring #volunteer #helpourpromisework #volunteeropportunity #charity #volunteersneeded #VolunteersWeek #Somerset #mentoringmatters #helpothers
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Volunteers are what make us tick - we rely entirely on them for the work that we do ✨ 

OVER 140 vulnerable young people across Somerset rely on them for support; volunteers like the wonderful Jock who has supported a number of young people over a 23 year period. Jock is pictured here receiving the High Sheriff’s Award in March 2024 in recognition of his work.

Jock was once a new volunteer and probably wondered what he was letting himself in for but he enjoyed it so much he just never stopped.

If you like the idea of supporting a young person but have no idea what you might be letting yourself in for then please contact us via our website at www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and one of our lovely caseholders will be happy to answer all of your questions.

#youngpeople #mentoring #volunteer #helpourpromisework #volunteeropportunity #charity #volunteersneeded #VolunteersWeek #Somerset #mentoringmatters #helpothersImage attachment
2 weeks ago
PROMISEworks

Monday marks the beginning of volunteer’s week 2024 and we will be celebrating our volunteers on social media all week. For now, to all of our volunteers who will be giving their time this weekend to make a young person’s weekend that little bit better, we want to say a massive THANK YOU! You really are the best and we are so grateful for your commitment💙💛

If you want to find out more about volunteering with us, please go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out more.

#Somerset #volunteersneeded #volunteeropportunity #helpothers #mentoringmatters #friends #helpourpromisework #charity #volunteer #mentoring #youngpeople #thankyou #VolunteersWeek
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Monday marks the beginning of volunteer’s week 2024 and we will be celebrating our volunteers on social media all week. For now, to all of our volunteers who will be giving their time this weekend to make a young person’s weekend that little bit better, we want to say a massive THANK YOU! You really are the best and we are so grateful for your commitment💙💛

If you want to find out more about volunteering with us, please go to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer to find out more.

#Somerset #volunteersneeded #volunteeropportunity #helpothers #mentoringmatters #friends #helpourpromisework #charity #volunteer #mentoring #youngpeople #thankyou #VolunteersWeek
2 weeks ago
PROMISEworks

Apparently it is National Biscuit Day today (who decides these things?!) 🍪

Biscuits have the power to unite and divide. Which is the best? To dunk or not to dunk? One thing is certain though - we almost all love a good biscuit ☕PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 mentors and mentees bond over all sorts of things from biscuits to sports to music. The joy is in getting to know one another.

Start your mentoring journey today by going to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer or just comment below with your favourite biscuit and share this post to help us share the PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 message. Thank you 💙

#somerset #mentoring #volunteer #VolunteerOpportunity #mentoringmatters #helpothers #youngpeople #Charity #volunteersneeded #helpourpromisework #SocialSkills #friends #bonding #biscuits #NationalBiscuitDay
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Apparently it is National Biscuit Day today (who decides these things?!) 🍪

Biscuits have the power to unite and divide. Which is the best? To dunk or not to dunk? One thing is certain though - we almost all love a good biscuit ☕PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 mentors and mentees bond over all sorts of things from biscuits to sports to music. The joy is in getting to know one another. 

Start your mentoring journey today by going to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer or just comment below with your favourite biscuit and share this post to help us share the PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 message. Thank you 💙

#Somerset #mentoring #volunteer #volunteeropportunity #mentoringmatters #helpothers #youngpeople #charity #volunteersneeded #helpourpromisework #socialskills #friends #bonding #biscuits #NationalBiscuitDay
3 weeks ago
PROMISEworks

What are you doing with your bank holiday? ☀️

Our neighbours in Gloucestershire are chasing a big cheese down a hill 🧀🏃. If you feel like doing something a bit less risky then why not pop over to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and start your mentoring journey.

We can’t promise the same adrenaline rush as the cheese rolling but we can promise a lot of fun on the way to making a difference in the life of a young person.

#mentoring #youngpeople #mentoringmatters #volunteersneeded #charity #volunteer #volunteeropportunity #Somerset #helpothers #bankholiday #bankholidaymonday #bankholidayvibes
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What are you doing with your bank holiday? ☀️

Our neighbours in Gloucestershire are chasing a big cheese down a hill 🧀🏃. If you feel like doing something a bit less risky then why not pop over to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and start your mentoring journey. 

We can’t promise the same adrenaline rush as the cheese rolling but we can promise a lot of fun on the way to making a difference in the life of a young person.

#mentoring #youngpeople #mentoringmatters #volunteersneeded #charity #volunteer #volunteeropportunity #Somerset #helpothers #bankholiday #bankholidaymonday #bankholidayvibes

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Such a worthwhile thing to do. 😊

3 weeks ago
PROMISEworks

We love positive feedback and this is some of the best 💙

I just want to say an enormous ‘THANK YOU’ for finding such a good match for N. Our lives have been enriched from the input of J. Indeed the whole (of her) family have fully embraced N. The service PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 provided was outstanding. We are so grateful for such a suitable match.

One of the things we take most care over is matching a young person with a compatible mentor so it’s great to hear that our efforts are not in vain. We regularly see friendships formed that last for many years beyond mentoring.

Why not take the first step towards becoming a mentor by going to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and filling in an application form today.

#volunteeropportunity #volunteersneeded #mentoringmatters #mentoring #helpothers #helpourpromisework #youngpeople #volunteer #Somerset #memorablemoments #charity #mentoringmoments #thankyou
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We love positive feedback and this is some of the best 💙

I just want to say an enormous ‘THANK YOU’ for finding such a good match for N. Our lives have been enriched from the input of J. Indeed the whole (of her) family have fully embraced N. The service PROMISE𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 provided was outstanding. We are so grateful for such a suitable match.

One of the things we take most care over is matching a young person with a compatible mentor so it’s great to hear that our efforts are not in vain. We regularly see friendships formed that last for many years beyond mentoring.

Why not take the first step towards becoming a mentor by going to www.promiseworks.org.uk/volunteer and filling in an application form today.

#volunteeropportunity #volunteersneeded #mentoringmatters #mentoring #helpothers #helpourpromisework #youngpeople #volunteer #Somerset #memorablemoments #charity #mentoringmoments #thankyou

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What a lovely recommendation 😊

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