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Become a Volunteer Mentor
The role: Our scholars are eager to meet graduates and professionals that can support them in achieving their ambitions. Mentors are mainly responsible for providing support and career advice to pupils. Mentors must also be committed to supporting us at our events, which take place in the evenings and on Saturdays throughout the term. These events include our scholar enrichment days, our parent and pupil information sessions and our volunteer social events which are held in London.
Availability: Mentors must be available for approximately 2-3 hours a month to meet with their mentee, discuss via phone, email or in person. There is a minimum commitment of one year (three terms). We recommend that you meet with your mentee in person at least once per term.
In addition to this, you will need to support at a minimum of 3 events throughout the year. Enrichment and skill building events for our scholars usually take place in the evenings and at weekends, with events ranging from 2-8 hours in length.
Location: Meetings can take place in any part of London.
- Working collaboratively with parents to give students guidance and advice on how to achieve their aspirations
- Informing pupils of opportunities to them so that they can achieve their aspirations
- Meeting with pupils for one to one mentoring sessions
- Supporting pupils with university, sixth form or job applications
- Monitoring and reporting on each pupils progress
- Giving feedback to parents and programme coordinators
- Working collaboratively with other tutors and mentors
- Supporting at events including:
- Collaborate effectively with other volunteers within the events team
- Assist with setting up and clearing up at events
- Support workshop facilitators with managing groups of young people or parents
- Assist with the coordination of lunch or refreshments for attendees
- Assist the event coordinator with ensuring the health and safety of attendees and overall risk management at events
- Give feedback to the event coordinators and programme managers at the end of each event.
- Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
- Enjoy working with children and young people
- Be educated to a minimum of degree level or equivalent
- Possess strong communication skills both written and verbal
- Be punctual and organised
- Be able to remain calm under pressure
- Have excellent time management skills
Please note that this is a volunteering role and we will need to conduct an Enhanced DBS check before you can join us as a mentor. You will be provided with support and training for your role.
How to apply: Please send your CV and a short cover letter using our contact form.