What is it?

We are looking for volunteers to mentor a small group of students aged 11-18 years, raise their aspirations and provide them with the life skills to achieve. The programme uses positive role models to improve students' confidence, self-efficacy and employability. We have developed a powerful package of mentoring support for young people that can be tailored which includes group mentoring, workplace visits, inspirations speeches and competitions.

The role involves:

  • Planning how to engage with mentees in a creative way
  • Supporting the educational and personal development in young people
  • Advising young people to help them set, meet and exceed their goals in life

What is the impact? 

Mentoring programmes cannot replace teachers’ ability to improve school achievement. Research does demonstrate clearly, however, that aspirations play an important role in educational and professional achievement for all young people and that effective mentoring programmes can significantly raise aspirations and close the aspiration-attainment gap.

What is the time commitment? 

Attend a 3-hour training session and a commitment of around 7 hours over one or two academic terms. 

This opportunity is available in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, London and South East, Glasgow, West Midlands, Yorkshire, Black Country (in particular Sandwell), Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Leicester, Sheffield and Humber.

Volunteering for The Trust has not only been a very rewarding experience; it has been fun!
Yuly Sandoval, Office Volunteer

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