Become one of our mentors

Being a mentor to a young person is a great way to give back to your local community, help change the life of a young person, make new friends and develop your skills.

BECOME A Volunteer


Would you like to support a young person in your local community develop their confidence and character? You’ve come to the right place!

At ReachOut we believe that academic skills and character strengths go hand-in-hand to help our young people to achieve positive outcomes and to go on to lead good, happy and successful lives. Support from a mentor can help to develop those key skills and strengths.

ReachOut partners with schools in under resourced areas to support amazing young people aged 9 to 16. Mentees are referred to us by their school and are often students who want to increase their social and academic confidence, focus on their character development, achieve improvement in behaviour or meet their aspirations for the future. Our mentors act as role-models, working with mentees to understand their goals and how they can achieve them. 

Young people meet weekly with their ReachOut mentor at after-school projects that take place in a classroom in our partner schools. There are up to sixteen young people on each project, each paired with a mentor, and supervised by a Project Leader.


As one of our volunteer mentors, you’ll be supporting young people in your local community, helping them grow in character and confidence. You will also develop your skills:

“It's such a great programme and helps not only mentees but mentors gain in confidence! It feels exciting being able to make a difference"

ReachOut Academy Mentor, Oldham

What does a mentoring project look like?

We run weekly projects across London, Liverpool, Manchester and Oldham during term time.


15:30 - 17:30
You work with young people in either Year 5 or Year 6
Volunteers are involved the whole way through

ReachOut academy

18:00 - 20:00
You work with young people in Year 7 – 11
Volunteers stay for the first hour, and the second hour of sports/drama is optional

Material to support you as a mentor

Has your ReachOut Mentor Training left you wanting to find out more about some of the topics we discussed? We’ve put together a collection of interesting and useful resources for you to download and read in your own time to support you as a volunteer

Download Resources:



The ReachOut Level Up Experience is a volunteering scheme for university students. We‘ve partnered with some amazing employers and huge brands to ensure our volunteers get maximum value from their ReachOut experience by giving them exclusive access to incredible career development opportunities.

By volunteering as a mentor you will:


If you’re interested in the joining the ReachOut Level Up Experience and taking advantage of the benefits:

Leadership Programme for Project Leaders

We're recruiting for new project leaders!

We’re recruiting for new Project Leaders! Paid for 5 hours a week, our Project Leaders are part of the ReachOut team, they plan and deliver ReachOut sessions and lead a group of 10-16 young people and volunteer mentors.  The hourly rate is £11.05 in London and £9.90 in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Oldham & Leeds.

As a Project Leader, you’ll be part of our Leadership Development Programme where you can receive a wide range of interesting and useful training, exciting career mentoring as well as networking and social opportunities!

Apply Now

We are looking for enthusiastic, collaborative and positive individuals to join our Leadership Programme and become Project Leaders for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Applicants must ensure they are available to attend evening and weekend online training throughout September 2021. Upon completion of the induction training, all Project Leaders will be paid a lump sum of £50.

We aim to respond to applications within 2 weeks. We will review applications on a rolling basis so we recommend applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please send your completed application form and CV to Please also complete our equality and diversity monitoring form.

At ReachOut, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We aim to be an organisation that represents the young people that we mentor. We actively encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates as these are under-represented within our organisation.

Applications are now open!

“ I have learned the importance of time management and organisation. You’d be surprised how quickly 2 hours can just fly by so it’s important to manage your time effectively to ensure that you plan and execute your session well."

ReachOut Project Leader the Petchey Academy, London