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ReachOut

At ReachOut, we believe that with the right support every young person can reach their full potential. ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children living in disadvantaged areas to raise aspirations, develop their character and build attainment. We improve self-confidence and develop Numeracy, Literacy, Communication and Memory Skills, whilst reinforcing our core character strenghts of Fairness, Self-Control, Good Judgement and Staying Power. We do this through one-to-one mentoring with positive role models and team activities.

Find out more about UCL student’s experience volunteering with us at http://reachoutuk.blogspot.co….

Application deadline: 

ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

On each of our projects you will spend an hour working one-to-one with a young person in a classroom environment, supporting them with English and Maths activities. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with other extra-curricular activities designed to engage the young people and help them develop in character and confidence.

Before you start mentoring we offer comprehensive face-to-face training to ensure that you are well equipped to face the challenges of mentoring.

All we ask is that you can spare 1 or 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months and are committed, enthusiastic and positive. Before starting we ask all our volunteers to complete a DBS check and to attend a training session.

Role Aim: 

To help young people improve self-confidence and develop numeracy, literacy, communication and memory skills whilst reinforcing our core values of fairness, self-control, good judgement and staying power. You will provide one-to-one mentoring, become a positive role model and engage in team activities to promote leadership, trust and responsibility.

Duties: 

On each of our projects you will spend an hour working one-to-one with a young person in a classroom environment, supporting them with their homework or English and Maths activities chosen by the Project Leader.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved with other activities designed to engage the young people and help them develop in character. The nature of the activities offered will depend on the project on which you are volunteering but will include things such as sports, arts and crafts and drama.

Skills needed: 

GCSE Maths and English

Committed, enthusiastic and positive!

Training: 

3 hours of mentor training and then ongoing support from a Project Leader.

Location: 
Schools around London
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here