Could you be a positive role model for a College learner?
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is looking to recruit and train Volunteer Mentors to work with learners who are at risk of not gaining their qualification. As a mentor you will support learners improve their literacy, numeracy and life skills.
The aims of the project are to:
The role of a Volunteer Mentor
As a mentor you would provide:
Training to be a Volunteer Mentor
Mentors undergo a two-day training course before they start, which includes an introduction to the College's Learning and Mentoring Service and communication skills. Once trained Mentors will be matched with learners according to a learner's needs and the mentor's experience.
The first few weeks are intended to build rapport. The academic support provided is designed to be informal, fun, relevant to the learner’s course and tailored to suit their learning style/level of ability. Mentoring will ideally last for six months or more, with the Mentor and learner spending an hour or two a week together between 9am and 5pm. Learners are referred to the Mentoring Centre by their course tutors, and Mentors always arrange to meet their learners in the Centre.
What we require from our Volunteer Mentors
We need commitment from our Mentors to:
The selection process
All potential volunteers will need to complete an application form and provide two references. CRB forms will be included in the application pack. If candidates are successful at this stage they will be invited to attend a panel interview. Only when a satisfactory CRB is received will the candidate be offered a place as a Volunteer Mentor.
Volunteering with us
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London encourages the involvement of volunteers to help in its activities and to support others improve their personal and academic skills. Volunteer Mentors will receive good quality training and reimbursement of travelling expenses, as well as the rewards of helping a College learner to find success and achieve.
Become a Volunteer Mentor today!
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor at the College, please contact: Anthony Robinson on 020 8442 3192 for an informal chat or email: firstname.lastname@example.org