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Laamiga (Women's Mentoring and Training)
Laamiga, started in 2010, is a charity run by women for Black Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women. Laamiga means “pathway” and helps women find new directions. Many women from migrant and refugee backgrounds have a wide range of skills and are very resilient despite facing issues like low income, lone parenthood, and discrimination in employment. Female mentors can help them find new ways to…

A woman mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser or guide. On a general level, your role as a mentor is to build a relationship of mutual trust with the mentee you work with and to act as an effective model for them. Your role will include listening, informing and advising the mentee and also demonstrating an understanding of the problems and challenges faced. A key aspect of your role will be to provide encouragement and motivation. In this respect, you will be trying to help women to become more fully aware of their ability to succeed and to gain a realistic, but imaginative, insight into the range of employment prospects and other opportunities that are open to them. Due to the nature of the volunteering opportunity, we can only accept female volunteers.


Work with your mentee in a one-to-one setting. Offer objective, supportive assistance to help your mentee through an important transition in their lives. Assist your mentee in setting and working towards meeting goals, whether it's personal, social and educational. Offer practical help when needed which may include referring the mentee on to more specialised help. Take part in training. Attend and contribute at mentor support sessions. Keep accurate records of meetings with mentee.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Women aged 18+
Full training and induction is provided for this role.

Time commitment

We are flexible about the time commitment you offer - specifics can be made when you are matched with your mentee
Application deadline

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This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.