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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-…

Become a mentor with IntoUniveristy and change a young person's life! 

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London's most disadvantaged areas. You will lead one-to-one sessions, supporting your mentee with academic skills, social and emotional development, and future thinking. You will also attend group events with other mentoring pairs and celebrate your achievements at our annual Mentoring Celebration.  


What will IntoUniversity expect from you? 

  • To meet with your mentee for one hour every two weeks
  • Commitment to the role and enthusiasm for working with young people 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with young people 
  • Initiative and collaboration with staff to deliver engaging sessions
  • Compliance with our volunteer code of conduct and safeguarding procedures

What can you expect from IntoUniversity?

  • Ongoing support from your centre staff team 
  • Additional training opportunities to develop your skills, depending on the role
  • Flexibility in volunteering around your schedule 
  • Celebration and recognition of your time volunteering with us  
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Young people aged 10 - 17
You will attend a training session - this will include training on IntoUniversity as a charity, the University Student Mentor role as well as safeguarding.

Time commitment

Meeting for one hour every two weeks

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.