Mentors meet the same young person for about an hour each week, to work on English, Maths and other homework. Meetings take place on weekdays at 3pm or later at Capital City Academy (NW10 3ST), Queens Park Community School (NW6 7BQ), Granville Plus Centre (NW6 5HQ) or online. Mentoring sessions happen in term time only. We ask for a minimum commitment of two school terms, normally about six months.
Mentors can play an important role in supporting newly-arrived students to settle into school, gain confidence and achieve their full potential. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a huge difference to the life of a young refugee.
Our volunteers tell us that they find the role fulfilling and enjoyable.
You will learn listening and communication skills - many of our mentees have poor spoken and written English.
You will receive training from us in the role and in the context of the refugee experience, as well as safeguarding training.
We're looking for volunteers who are reliable, friendly, patient and good communicators. Good spoken and written English is essential. Previous experience of working with young people is great but it's not a requirement for the role.
If you are studying or researching a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) related subject and want to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience with young people, you could become a STEM Ambassador.
We are looking for dedicated, compassionate and empathetic workshop chairs to support with the safe running of the workshops.