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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.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 1 August 2019

IntoUniversity is an education charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire and achieve. This summer we are looking for university students or recent graduates to volunteer on our Summer Mentoring Scheme and make a difference this summer.

The IntoUniversity Summer Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas. Mentoring pairs meet for five hour-long meetings over the summer, working towards one target in the areas of academic attainment, social skills or future planning.

What does it involve?

- Receive initial training and ongoing support

- Work one-to-one with a young person aged 10-17 for a minimum of five one-hour meetings.

- Take part in lots of fun activities with your mentee, as well as helping them with academic attainment 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

Role Aim: 

The IntoUniversity Summer 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 over the summer months


Mentors will be working one-to-one with an IntoUniversity student for one hour for a minimum of five sessions over the summer (June-September). They will plan their mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff. Their meetings will be tailored towards one overall goal, in the areas of academic attainment, social skills or future planning. 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.

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.


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.

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
Time commitment: 
Opening times: 
Monday-Friday, between 3-6pm.

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