Laraine Short

Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator

I am very excited to have recently started with the Volunteer Centre in December 2017, as Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator for the new Mentoring Project - My Wellbeing Journey.

I have over 17 years experience working in health and social care, mainly working with adults in the community with drug/alcohol and other complex needs, mental health and more recently, caring for the elderly. I am passionate about working with volunteers to support others in need and having volunteered myself for various charities over the years, I understand the importance of supporting and recognizing the amazing work they do.

I have extensive experience designing and delivering Volunteer and Peer Mentoring Programmes, Education Employment and Training Programmes to vulnerable adults, as well as delivering and managing other various training programmes for professionals UK wide. 

With qualifications in various areas such as: management and leadership, training, assessing, mentoring, coaching, supervision and group-work, I hope to bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to this exciting new mentoring project!