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IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers a range of innovative programmes that support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

Volunteering with us offers experience working with young people, access to high quality training and on-going support from our enthusiastic staff team, and a chance to build leadership and communication skills. Volunteers make a measurable impact on the young people we work with and act as a real force for change in their local communities.

IntoUniversity is currently looking for university students to volunteer as mentors. The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17, providing them with tailored one-to-one support to boost their aspirations and achieve their full potential.

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, providing them with tailored one-to-one support to boost their aspirations and achieve their full potential.

What does it involve?

➢ Receive initial training and ongoing support.

➢ Work one-to-one with an IntoUniversity student for one hour at least twice a month.

➢ Plan mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff, that focus on academic attainment, social skills and future planning.

➢ Develop your own skills, including communication and leadership, and gain experience for your CV.

➢ Make a real difference to a young person’s life.

To sign up, please complete our online application form: https://intouniversity.org/vol…

Role Aim: 

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support in areas including academic attainment, social skills and future planning.

Duties: 

Mentors will be working one-to-one with an IntoUniversity student for one hour at least twice a month. They will meet with their Mentee for at least five sessions. They will plan their mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff. Activities might range from helping your Mentee with their homework or working on their public speaking, to baking a cake together or taking part in a group trip to a university. They will have the opportunity to attend a mentoring graduation event with their Mentee at the end of the year.

Skills needed: 

We are keen to recruit enthusiastic and committed mentors with a proactive approach and a desire to make a difference. Experience working with young people is desirable, but absolutely not essential - all mentors will receive full training.

Training: 

IntoUniversity requires all volunteers to complete a 2.5 hour training programme in advance of beginning their role. This training will be provided by IntoUniversity, and ongoing support and training opportunities are continually offered to our volunteers.

Location: 
We have 12 education centres in London where this role is available. These locations are: North Kensington (W11 4EQ), Lambeth (SE11 4RZ), Brent (NW10 5HX), Bow (E3 5JL), Haringey North (N17 7ER), Hackney South (E8 4HT), Hammersmith (W14 9SA), Brixton (SW2
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