Provide homework support to young people from refugee backgrounds

One hour a week, usually in the early evenings for a minimum of 6 months.
Love to Learn - works with children and young people from refugee backgrouds and their families and carers. They provide educational advocacy and advice, learning support, clubs and workshops, and supported referrals in order to raise educational aspiration and achievement.

Assist children and young people from refugee backgrounds in their chances of academic success. Spend one hour a week with them focused on homework, study skills and revision.

We are looking for someone who is committed to getting involved to support a child/young person to develop into the best person s/he can be! You should have a good rappour with children and prior experience working with children or refugees is a plus. You need a desire to stretch their expectations and achievements, a familiarity with study skills/problem solving and a level of flexibility to work around the family's timetable. A knowledge of the UK educational system and experience with educational barriers is a plus. We are very interested in all people who would like to get involved but desperately need more men as we support a lot of young men and boys and have a shortage of men to work with them. We have 100 young people on our waiting list for mentors. All of them will benefit hugely from one-to-one support from committed volunteers. Becoming a mentor will help the organisation by increasing the numbers of lives we are able to touch. Before you begin as a mentor, you will be invited to attend a series of three Love to Learn training sessions and further training in homework skills is offered as you start your placement. Ongoing supervision is provided through email, phone, one-to-one and group meetings.