- Able to relate well to others?
- Good at working through problems?
- Committed and reliable?
- Able to provide insight from your personal experiences?
We want to ensure that our mentors are representative of the girls we support as this increases the success and impact of the mentoring relationship. At The Girls' Network, we say "you can't be what you can't see". This means we seek to find relatable, real-life role models for the girls to act as their mentors.
For this reason we encourage mentor applications from people who identify as having come from a low-income household (perhaps eligible for free school meals at school / college), care leavers and women of colour. If you do not identify as being from one of these groups we still welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.
Before applying, please read our application guide: https://bit.ly/3GTMHeA
- Communication: Communicates well with young people and The Girls' Network team using compassion
- Reliability: Attends all mentoring sessions and demonstrates patience and understanding if young people are late or absent due to circumstances beyond their control
- Resilience: Meets challenges with optimism, seeing them as an opportunity to learn
- Professionalism: Complies with all policies and procedures particularly regarding safeguarding
- Non-judgement: Demonstrates openness and offers advice rather than imposing personal values
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
Paid for by the volunteer.
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 06/06/2022
End Date: 01/08/2023
Building Futures East
Rape Crisis Tyneside & Northumberland (RCTN)