Youth Mentor

Youth Mentor

Short term project
J97438
At a glance

Skills

  • Mentoring / Coaching

Where

London, EC1V 2NX
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-15 hours

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We seek individuals from diverse communities with passion for supporting young people and possess a willingness to see them rise as leaders, connect them to their communities and help them to navigate the usual hazards growing up in London. 

What will you be doing?

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. 

 

Availability: Mentors must be available for approximately 6 hours throughout the 12 week period to meet with their mentee online bi-weekly. 

Location: Mentoring sessions will take place online. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with programme coordinators to give young people guidance and advice on how to achieve their aspirations
  • Informing young people of opportunities to them so that they can achieve their aspirations
  • Meeting with young people for one to one online mentoring sessions
  • Supporting pupils with university, sixth form or job applications
  • Monitoring and reporting on each young persons progress
  • Giving feedback to programme coordinators
  • Working collaboratively with other tutors and mentors

     

Person specification:

  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Enjoy working with young people
  • Possess strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Be punctual and organised
  • Be able to remain calm under pressure
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Have 3+ years of mentoring experience 

     

  • Have 3+ years of Youth mentoring experience

     

We aim to nurture our pool of mentors through an emerging and thriving mentoring network which will include access to training and developmental opportunities. The training we aim to run will start in July and we aim to include new mentors in our community engagement programme.

Mentoring training session will be held in person in London.  After that, individual mentoring sessions can be held remotely.

 

Additional information:

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. 

What are we looking for?

  • Be passionate and committed to tackling educational inequality
  • Enjoy working with young people
  • Possess strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Be punctual and organised
  • Be able to remain calm under pressure
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Have 3+ years of mentoring experience

What difference will you make?

Reduced Victimisation Rates: Successful redirection away from violence could contribute to a reduction in victimisation rates among young males, addressing the disproportionate impact of violence on this demographic of young people in comparison to other groups of marginalised groups of non-young people living in the borough of Haringey.

Empowerment and Economic Independence: Economic empowerment through business enterprise skills and upcycling could provide young people with a pathway to economic independence, reducing the potential link between poverty and engagement in violence.

Skill Development and Employability: Equipping young people with practical skills and enhancing their employability could open doors to various career opportunities, breaking the link between poverty and violence and fostering a sense of purpose.

Cultural Understanding and Inclusion: Improved cultural understanding and inclusion in emerging markets may empower young people, addressing environmental inequalities and promoting their active engagement in sustainable practices and green opportunities.

Causes
  • Environment
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

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