How does it work?
Would you like to have a mentor?
City Opportunities Mentoring can only take mentee referrals from the following London Boroughs at the moment: Southwark, City of London, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Camden, Islington, Lambeth and Westminster.
If you are interested in referring a young person to the City Opportunities Mentoring project or have any questions, contact the Project Co-ordinator Rachel Carder on 020 3111 0730 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to be a mentor
Mentors are volunteers aged 25–45 who work in the City of London. They need to commit to supporting a young person for around five hours a month for six months.
The arrangement is flexible: you might want to meet your mentee at weekends and evenings, for example, so it’s a perfect volunteering opportunity if you work full-time.
You don’t need any special skills or experience – time, patience and commitment are most important. Just spending time with a young person - listening and supporting them - will help to build their confidence, self-esteem and networks.
We're not recruiting volunteers for this project at the moment, but keep your eye on our website as this may change over the next few months!