Volunteer mentor scheme
Could you be a positive role model for a College learner?
We are always looking to recruit Volunteer Mentors to work with and empower our learners, particularly those who are at risk of not gaining their qualification. Your practical knowledge and life skills could help to transform a learners' lives.
As a mentor you would provide practical help, like improving numeracy and English skills, helping with coursework or developing study skills. You would be a positive role model for our learner by forging a good relationship with them, building their self-esteem, encouraging their confidence and promoting their independence.
What we require from our Volunteer Mentors
Our Mentors commit to:
• attending initial and ongoing training as well as monthly supervision meetings
• meeting once a week for one to two hours with a College learner for six months
• listening to the learner and to respect their confidentiality
• treating all people with respect and in accordance with our equal opportunities policy.
Selection and training
All potential mentors will need to complete an application form (which includes a CRB form) and provide two references. If candidates are successful they will be invited to attend a panel interview.
Mentors will then attend a two-day training course which will give you an overview of the College's Learning and Mentoring Service and will cover topics like communication skills. Your experiences and skills will then be matched to a learner based on their needs
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor at the College, please contact
- Last Updated: 31 July 2014