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What is the Mentoring Scheme?

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme works with young people from some of the UK’s most disadvantaged areas, supporting them to raise their aspirations and achieve their potential. By volunteering with us, you would help to ensure that the background young people are born into doesn’t affect their life chances. As a mentor, you would be paired up with a young person aged 10 to 17 years old who you would meet once a fortnight at one of the two Bristol centres and focus on a mixture of academic, social and future-focused activities. There will also be the opportunity to go on trips, attend group mentoring events, and take part in Mentoring Graduation in the summer. This scheme provides an opportunity to have a significant impact on a young person's life while gaining valuable volunteering experience at the same time.

What does it involve?

  • Attending an information and training session
  • Meeting with your Mentee twice a month until the end of March at an IntoUniversity centre
  • Planning mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff
  • Activities focus on academic work, social skills and future planning. This might include helping with homework, cooking or taking part in a group trip to a university

What can you expect from us?

  • Full training in advance of beginning your role
  • Ongoing support and training opportunities from IntoUniversity staff
  • Flexibility in your volunteering around exams and holidays
  • The chance to develop valuable new skills and experience

What do we expect from you?

  • Commitment to the role and providing the best support possible to your mentee
  • Enthusiasm and a proactive approach
  • The ability to build a positive relationship with a young person

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to current students or those who have graduated in the last five years from the University of Bristol. You do not need previous experience working with children or young people, just a positive attitude and the ability to commit regularly to the scheme.

What are the next steps?

If you would like more information about the scheme or have any questions, please visit our website at www.intouniversity.org/student-mentoring or you can email voleventsiubristol@intouniversity.org. Once you apply, we will then be in touch with details of our upcoming information and training sessions for you to book a space.

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Required Role

IntoUniversity Mentor

Key responsibilities

As an IntoUniversity Mentor, you would be paired up with a young person aged 10 - 17 yrs. As a Mentoring pair, you would meet once a fortnight at one of the two IntoUniversity Bristol centres and focus on a mixture of academic, social and future-focused activities. There will also be the opportunity to go on trips, attend group mentoring events, and take part in the Mentoring graduation in June 2020. This scheme provides an opportunity to have a significant impact on a young person's life while gaining valuable volunteering experience at the same time.

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  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Numeracy
  • Teaching and training
  • Telephone

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Telephone
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 27-09-2019

End Date: 30-06-2020

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Location

Queen's Rd, Bristol BS13 8QA, UK
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  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up