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.http://love-to-learn.org.uk