Mentors Team Report 2017 07

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Report for Freegle Mentors July 2017

The Team

Mentors currently have 9 members and 1 Board observer.

The Mentor team are:
Alison, Christian, Cooky, David, Diz, Jacqui, and Jo. Sheila Little is the team coordinator, Wanda is acting co-coordinator. Andy Ludlow is our Board observer.

We advertised for a new mentor after Tom decided he needed to concentrate on family a little more. We have had a couple of offers of help and are in discussion with the new volunteers.

This Month

Mentors have been busy this month as four new groups have opened so far, all needing a mentor for the first six months.

We are also helping some groups to change to being Native only. A few group owners have asked for help after Edward explained some of the difficulties he is facing keeping Yahoo working with Freegle Direct. If any group needs help with removing Yahoo, please mail us and we will arrange helping you with the switch to native hosting.

At the same time we are gradually moving the caretaker groups across to native hosting before advertising for new moderators. We advertised on the first caretaker group, Plymouth and had a good response. One new moderator is already up and running on the group.

Caretaker Groups

There are currently 35 groups listed on the caretaker list needing new owners and 11 that are being cared for temporarily. These include some groups being cared for by non mentors. Since the list began, permanent new owners have been found for another 37 groups. Plymouth has been moved to the list we are helping care for now we have a new local moderator on board and so the caretaker list has reduced by one group this month.

We come again to the list of groups under the care of caretakers. If any mod teams local to any of these groups would like to take any of these groups on as permanent new owners, please contact us.

  • Berwick upon Tweed
  • Blackwater and Yateley
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Brewood, Codsall and Stretton Freegle
  • Bridgend
  • Bromsgrove
  • Cambridge
  • Cannock Freegle
  • Chelmsford (Native)
  • Cheslyn Hay Freeworld recycling
  • Colchester
  • Derby
  • Dudley – Black country Freeworld
  • Eastwood
  • Flintshire
  • Gateshead
  • Lambeth
  • Livingston (Native)
  • Llanelli
  • Llyn Peninsula
  • Moray (Native)
  • Nottingham
  • Scunthorpe
  • Skegness
  • Skye and Lochalsh
  • South Tyneside
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Thrapston
  • Wandsworth
  • Warminster
  • Warrington
  • Washington (Native)
  • Wrexham
  • Yeovil

Looked after groups

The list below is of those who just need a little help or are just being cared for temporarily. We are NOT looking for any new mods on these groups. This list is only to give an idea about what mentors are doing .

  • Amber Valley
  • Blaby
  • Ealing
  • Fenland
  • Hackney
  • Hunts (Native)
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Leamington and Warwick
  • New Forest West
  • Plymouth (Native)
  • Stafford

Mentors are here to help groups any way we can. If you are struggling to cope, please let us know, we are happy to help out.

If you know of any group that is being left unmoderated for long periods, mentors can be contacted in strictest confidence. We would rather help out and get things back on track before a group ends up being abandoned.

Mentor team