Spiral Mentoring

Mentor young people to help them lead successful and fulfilling lives. Be a part of a mentoring programme for Brixton's incredible youth community!

Informaton icon Mentor young people to help them lead successful and fulfilling lives. Be a part of a mentoring programme for Brixton's incredible youth community!

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A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey


Gain invaluable skills and experience whilst also making a difference!

What is the mentoring programme?

Support a young person to believe in themselves and reach their future goals. Supporting young people know what they want, why they want it and how to make it happen.

Through this programme you will be mentoring young people (aged 16 - 18). Your role as a mentor is to work one on one with a student through a range of different topics and activities e.g. career planning, goal setting and resilience building. To give them the belief and confidence to achieve their goals, the skills to help with their studies and raise their career and future aspirations!

Who are Spiral?

Spiral are a youth charity that works to ensure every young person is excited about their future, equipped with the skills to achieve their potential, and motivated to strive for a fulfilling career. They offer a range of different programmes and services to support the different needs and learning styles of young people at there core.

We have teamed up with Spiral to collaboratively run this programme. Spiral's young people need you! Provide the encouragement, guidance, and trusted relationship people need support their next steps in life.

This is also a fantastic opporunity to learn more about how Youth Charities run and get get more experience of working in this sector.

Volunteer commitment

Volunteering takes place from November to March (in term time) and the sessions are every two weeks. What we would expect of you is to commmit to your time and to be consistent to ensure a positive impact on the life of your mentee.

Skills and employability

Communication, empathy, dedication, safeguarding, leadership, working with children with complex needs, pastoral support of young people, flexibility, time management and organisation liaison are all skills you will gain by taking part in this programme. This volunteering opportunity is excellent for anyone who wants experience working with young people, or is exploring a career in education/youth work.

Training and support

This programme will be supported by both Hub and Spiral staff, who will be leading on your selection workshop, initial training and additional training provision (behaviour management, routes into education etc.) throughout your placement. The staff team will be in touch with you during your placement to get mid-year and end of year feedback, which is required from all volunteers. Volunteers will also be debriefed about any issues with their mentee which they may want the Spiral to support or follow up from.

Reasonable adjustments

All our programmes are committed to being inclusive, and encourages all students to get involved. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, your volunteering placement, and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including if you want to disclose a disability or special educational needs, please do get in touch with Farah at farah@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

Volunteering with Kingston Hub won't cost you

We reimburse all Kingston Hub volunteers' travel expenses throughout the project. All volunteering activities at Kingston Hub are currently held online.

Why not volunteer with a friend?

Volunteering for Kingston Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?

What are the next steps

Fill in Spiral Skills Application Form A member of Kingston Hub Staff will then contact you to inform you about the next steps. By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for volunteering. We strongly encourage applications from BAME individuals and other under-represented groups.

Questions

Email farah@kingstonhub.org who will be able to answer any questions and direct you for any further help and support. You can also check out other youth projects over on our What's On Page


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