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Volunteer Mentor a child in Brent today and change a Little Londoner's life

The Kids Network


Posted over 30 days ago...

Give back to your community and volunteer with The Kids Network by becoming a positive role model for a local child.


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Brent, London, HA0 1AU

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Sign up to become a mentor with The Kids Network! You'll gain new skills and enhance your employability prospects whilst positively impacting children in your local community. The Kids Network is looking for committed, fun and experienced volunteers to make a difference to the children of London. Our structured mentoring programme supports 8-11 year olds with their social and emotional development before they transition into secondary school. As a mentor, you will hold weekly one on one sessions of 1-3 hours. You will help to build confidence, resilience and help your mentee to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities. The weekly sessions can be flexible between weekdays and weekends. Volunteers have a budget of £30 per month to spend in sessions with their mentee. We are also able to cover travel expenses. A DBS check is required but paid for by us.

Training & Support:

All volunteers will attend 2 days of training, including safeguarding, understanding what mentoring is and skills to bring to the role. We also offer additional training throughout the year, with up to 30 hours of free training and development available. Upon completion of the mentoring programme, Mentors will recieve a Badge of Excellence Certificate in ChildLed Mentoring. We also have monthly mentor meet ups which provide continual support for the mentors. Mentors will have a direct contact at the organisation, their Programme Manager (PM). PM's provide support, encouragement and advice throughout the whole year of your mentoring.

  We also run programmes in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth & Southwark. Please apply if you live in or near to any of these boroughs!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for mentors who might have some of the following experience and skills: creativity, problem solving, leadership, strong interpersonal skills, caring, active listening, mentoring, teaching, youth work, or experience working with children with SEN.   

What difference will you make?

Our programme has a significant impact on social emotional development, wellbeing and school engagement. We achieve this by building children’s confidence, resilience and curiosity for ambitious futures through positive experiences. Help build resilience and confidence in children. Learn from fellow mentors in our amazing peer network. Help a child with the transition from primary to secondary school.


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