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The Kids Network
The Kids Network is a community of children and young professionals connecting through fun, friendship and hardship for positive social change. We support children at a crucial time in their development - in the lead up to and often during the transition from primary into secondary school. We do this by providing them with a volunteer mentor, a young professional from the local community.

The Kids Network are a London based organisation working in boroughs across the city to help support children aged 8-11 through one-to-one mentoring.

At a crucial age in a child’s development, mentors help with their social and emotional development during the transitional period between primary and secondary school. We're looking to recruit interested UCL students who live in Camden or Brent to this project.

Mentors help build confidence, resilience and curiosity for ambitious futures through a series of fun and positive activities and experiences, opening up London in accessible and interesting ways.

Outside of sessions, mentors are able to connect with one another through peer to peer support both online and in regular mentor meet ups. Mentors also receive full training and ongoing support.

Time commitment

This is a year long mentoring programme April 2022-April 2023. We ask that you are ideally able to volunteer once a week for 1-3 hours.

There is flexibility between weekend and weekday mentoring sessions.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
*Covid-19 Safety Volunteering Precautions*. Weekly mentoring sessions MAY begin with phone calls or face to face sessions, following the government's guidelines.

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.