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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.

Time commitment

We are flexible about the time commitment you offer - specifics can be made when you are matched with your mentee
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Our mentors and mentees currently meet virtually on Zoom.

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.

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 at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.