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Become A ReachOut Mentor

Do you want to help a young person in your local community succeed? You’ve come to the right place! We’re currently looking for people from all walks of life to join us from September as a volunteer mentor. Click here for more information about the mentor role. if you’re ready to get started, follow these easy steps:

  1. Register to become a mentor by completing the form below.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email to invite you to book onto a mentor training session. 
  3. Complete a pre-training online module to give you all the information you need to know about how our mentoring sessions work.
  4. Attend your mentor training – an interactive training session designed to prepare you to start mentoring.
  5. Complete a DBS check, paid for by ReachOut.
  6. Provide us with two references.
  7. Complete e-learning safeguarding training module.
  8. Choose the project you’d like to mentor on.
  9. Start mentoring!
Mentor Application Form

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 1 to 2 hours per week at either an afternoon or evening project which takes place on weekdays (you will be able to pick which project from our timetable you would like to mentor on)
  • I can commit to mentoring once a week (term time only) from:
    • September 2022 to June 2023 if on an Academy or ReachOut+ project which takes place in the evenings
    • October 2022 to April 2023 if on a Club project which takes place in the afternoons
  • 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

Personal details
Please don't include spaces in your phone number!
Volunteering Information
Volunteering at ReachOut can either be done at our Primary School or Secondary School projects:

- Primary School projects run from 3.30-5.30pm
- Secondary School projects run either from 5.00-7.00pm or 6.00-8.00pm

Both projects will run once a week between Monday-Thursday (Term time only).
Occupational Information
Disclosures
Information disclosed here will remain confidential.
If you ticked 'Yes', please still submit your application, but we will be in touch with you to discuss further.


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CASE STUDY

“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.

CASE STUDY 03

“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

CASE STUDY 02

“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

CASE STUDY 01

“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