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…

Would you like to help a young person in your local community prosper? You’ve come to the right place! ReachOut are looking for volunteers to join us for 2 hours a week as a mentor to young people in need of a positive role model. ReachOut partners with schools in disadvantaged communities across London to support young people aged 9 to 16, helping them to grow in social and academic confidence, develop their character and raise their aspirations so they can thrive in life! Our mentors are at the heart of ReachOut Clubs, they are positive role models working with young people on both an individual and group basis and they make a real difference to the young people ReachOut works with. As a mentor you will volunteer once a week at one of our after-school clubs which are fun, engaging and varied! Alongside helping young people to grow in character you will also develop your own confidence, communication and teamwork skills.

Time commitment

At ReachOut we run 2 different projects - ReachOut Club and ReachOut Academy. ReachOut Club runs in primary schools from October-March between 3.30 and 5pm. ReachOut Academy runs in secondary schools from September-June between 6 and 7.30pm.
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What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We are working with schools to ensure that projects are safe for volunteers and we have a number of different volunteering opportunities available and you can choose what you would prefer and feel most comfortable with. We are working with schools to make sure that Covid guidance is being followed and our mentors and the young people are being kept safe.

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.