Volunteer Mentor

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Location: 89-90 Paul Street, London, SE1 (see map)

Travel: Stratford High Street station. Paul Street bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to help young people in their learning and developmental journey, providing support and guidance throughout the term (12 weeks)
  • Mentors will also need to support us at a minimum of 2 events throughout the year such as enrichment and skill building events for our scholars which usually takes place in the evenings and at weekends, with events ranging from 2-8 hours in length.
  • Volunteers will need to be able to work collaboratively with other tutors and mentors.
  • Provide feedback to parents at the start and end of the term.
  • Volunteer mentors will also need to keep a record of their mentoring sessions by filling out a mentor log.
GT Scholars

GT Scholars

What impact will this have?

  • Volunteer mentors will help scholars understand more about their personal strengths, interests and goals.
  • Volunteer mentors will also provide support and guidance and help young people reflect on the routes that they might take and any changes or support they will need to achieve their aspirations in life.
  • Volunteers mentors will need to identify areas of weakness and help the student to build confidence and teach life skills that will boost their morale.
  • With the GT Scholars programme, you will be a part of a team that tackles educational inequality by giving ambitious young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the strategies, skills and support they need to achieve their academic and career ambitions

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Volunteer mentors will need to be able to commit to a period of 9 months (one academic year)
    Be able to provide a total of 6 hours support over a period of 12 weeks supporting students in their learning and developmental journey, providing support and guidance.
  • Volunteer mentors also need to support us at a minimum of 2 events throughout the year such as enrichment and skill building events for our scholars.
    The online mentoring sessions can be arranged to fit into your schedule and are arranged directly with your mentee's parent or carer.

What else do I need to know?

  • This is an online voluntary mentoring role.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology

Training

  • As part of the recruitment process, all volunteers will need to complete our online induction course.
  • Upon successful completion of their application, all volunteers will receive further guidance in the form of a handbook.
  • We will provide all volunteers with a log to track the progress of the sessions.

Location

89-90 Paul Street, London, SE1

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