University Student Mentor at IntoUniversity Brent

Mentors are paired with a young person aged 10-17, and provide help with school work, social skills, and confidence-building.

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Hours per week 1 hour
Location IntoUniversity Brent St Mark's Church Bathurst Gardens London NW10 5HX Please see our Organisation Profile for directions to our centre from City, University of London.
Description

Could you be a role model for one of our young people? We are seeking current students and recent graduates to mentor primary and secondary students.

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme matches a young person (aged 10-17) with a volunteer, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support for their academic attainment, social skills and future planning.

If you are interested in a career in education or the wider charity sector, this scheme is a fantastic opportunity for you! Our mentoring programme has also been awarded Approved Provider status by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation – a mark of best practice.

What does being a Mentor involve?

- Meeting with your mentee for at least five hour-long sessions during the academic year
- Planning mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff
- Activities might include helping with homework, cooking or taking part in a group trip to a university
- Attending a graduation event with your mentee at the end of the year

We will provide full training and ongoing support, and give you the opportunity to develop valuable new skills and experience for your futures.

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:

Once you have applied for the scheme you will be able to sign up to a Training and Selection Day at a partner university. This will be a 4 hour session designed to prepare you for your role as a mentor.

The session will include an introduction to our mentoring scheme and organisation, the boundaries of the mentoring relationship, child protection training and an exploration of the skills and qualities of a mentor. The session is designed to develop confidence, and will include lots of hands-on and discussion-based activities.

On successful completion of your Training and Selection Day you will be invited to your IU centre to meet the staff team, have a tour of the site and discuss any questions which might have arisen.

About you

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

Essential: Commitment to providing the best support possible; enthusiasm and a proactive approach; the ability to build relationships with young people

Desirable: Some prior experience working with young people, but this is not essential if you can demonstrate the above

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!