ReachOut Academy Mentor at ReachOut

ReachOut Academy mentors work with young people, aged 11-14, helping them to develop their character, confidence and academic ability

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning
(9AM - 1PM)
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
Afternoon
(1PM - 5PM)
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
not available
Evening
(5PM - 8PM)
available!
available!
available!
available!
not available
not available
not available

Hours per week 1 hour
Location Mentoring sessions take place in schools around Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Haringey. ReachOut does not provide transport to/from projects, however we will reimburse reasonable travel expenses incurred.
Description

Join the ReachOut team and change a young person’s life.

At ReachOut we work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing them with a mentor who can act as a positive role-model in their lives. Could this be you? 

The ReachOut Academy (ROA) is a one-to-one mentoring programme for secondary school pupils, delivered in individual projects of up to 20 young people (Y7 – Y11). At each project homogenous groups of young people (eg Year 10 Boys, Year 8 Girls) attend up to 30 weekly 2 hour sessions from October to June in a local secondary school.

At each session they take part in one hour of academic mentoring, working on Numeracy and Literacy tasks with their mentors. This is followed by one hour of a regular, structured, fun group activity (e.g. sports or creative arts) where young people can practise our character values.

All sessions are run by a trained ReachOut staff member. Volunteer mentors are trained in house, undergo DBS checks and are supervised by ReachOut staff at the project. Mentors work with the same mentee each week for the duration of the project.

Volunteers are needed to support and mentor the children. If you choose to get involved you will be trained as a mentor and volunteer in a group of up to 20 children and 20 mentors, supervised by a Project Leader. Your main tasks will be to:

- support your mentee in completing individual Numeracy and Literacy exercises during one-to-one mentoring
- review the academic activities in advance to prepare for mentoring sessions
- help your mentee to overcome obstacles in their learning, and tackle social problems such as confidence and bullying
- support the fun activity during the second hour (optional and dependant on the activity, unfortunately we do not have space for mentors to join in with sports activities)
- identify long term goals with your mentee and work towards them
- provide feedback on the progress of your mentee and work together with the Project Leader to ensure the best support for your mentee
- promote and practise the ReachOut character values

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Leadership/Management

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

ReachOut will train volunteers in:
- Building relationships with young people.
- Behaviour management.
- The best practices of mentoring.
- Theories underpinning ReachOut's approach to working with young people.
- Safeguarding young people.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Weekly commitment for 6 months, competent in maths and English, complete a DBS app, provide references. Be enthusiastic and energetic!

Desirable: Experience working with young people.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!