Become A ReachOut Mentor

Do you want to help a young person in your local community grow in character and  confidence? If you do, you’ve come to the right place!

By filling out the below application form, you will be registering your interest to mentor during the 2024/25 academic year (starting in September). This means giving around two hours a week to come along to a ReachOut project in your area and working with a young person over the course of the school year. 

If you want to find out more about what it means to be a mentor, click the link below for all the information you need.

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Fantastic! If you’re ready to get started, please complete the application form below so we can get to know you a little better. Once you have done that, you will receive an invitation to book onto an upcoming mentor training session. We look forward to meeting you there!

Volunteer Mentor Application Form

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements in order to apply for this role:

  • I am over 16 years of age
  • I can commit to mentoring for 2 hours per week at either an afternoon or evening project which takes place on weekdays (Monday to Thursday, term-time only). You will be able to pick which project you would like to mentor on from our timetable.
  • I live in the UK and will continue to live in the UK for the duration of the programme selected above
  • I understand that if I become a mentor I must complete ReachOut’s safeguarding processes and receive an up to date Enhanced DBS check (the cost of this will be paid for by ReachOut)
  • I understand that if I have a criminal record or conviction, it may take some time to complete a risk assessment before I am able to start mentoring in schools
Please note: By filling in this form, you are signing up for weekly mentoring. If you would like to hear about alternative ways that you can support and our more flexible options, please send an email directly to

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“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”

Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.


“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”

Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London


“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!

Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”

Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London


“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.

ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”

Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London