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Mentorship opportunities

Building meaningful relationships between young people and volunteers

Our volunteers provide one-to-one mentoring support to help young people reach their goals.

Walking in the shoes of another person and offering non-judgmental support is one of the greatest gifts humans can give to one another. If you have a passion to learn, understand and give guidance, our mentorship programmes provide huge return to all that take part.

Our professionally supported programmes offer you continuous options to grow as a mentor, and you will benefit from the insightful and rewarding experience of working with some of the most amazing young people on their personal journeys.

Volunteering as a Mosaic mentor

We're currently recruiting volunteers to support our in-school Mosaic programme.

Volunteers on our Mosaic Secondary School mentoring programme work with groups of up to 30 students, aged between 11 and 18 years old. The students are mentored in small groups of between 4 and 6 and participate in a range of activities which will directly enhance their ability to compete in future educational and professional environments. It is our expectation that mentors will work with the same group of students each month.

This opportunity will involve mentoring a small group of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability. Our mentors act as inspirational role models to help young people bridge the aspirations-attainment gap.

All Mosaic mentors receive full training and a resource pack filled with suggested activities to help guide the mentoring sessions.

Time commitments: mentors are usually required to commit a total of 12 hours per academic year.

Role requirements: we're looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are able to communicate effectively with young people.

You'll be required to undergo a DBS check, which we will facilitate.

Interested? Email our Volunteering team with the subject line 'Mosaic mentoring' to start the application process: GeneralGMVolunteer@princes-trust.org.uk

Other mentoring opportunities

  • 60-1-6 Mentoring: supporting young people through the challenges brought about by the pandemic and helping them move towards a meaningful outcome. Mentors and mentees meet for one hour once a week, over a six-month period.

  • Progression mentorship: Supporting young people to achieve their goals in areas including work, education, training or volunteering.

  • Business mentors: guiding and mentoring those young people who have launched their own business with The Trust to help them run a successful business.

  • NHS/health care mentors: helping to support and prepare young people for a variety of health care roles after joining our specialist health care employability programmes.

Volunteer with us

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a mentor, register your interest and a member of our team will get in touch.