As a Chance UK mentor, you’ll make a genuine difference to a child’s life. Over the course of one year, you’ll motivate your matched child to make positive choices, grow in confidence and overcome challenges.
“He needed a role model, now he is a role model himself… It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done” – Ines, Chance UK Mentor.
You’ll be carefully matched with a child and expected to see them once every week for a whole year. You’ll plan fun and engaging mentoring sessions, with the aim of developing the child’s skills and increasing their self-confidence. Our mentors and children enjoy a wide variety of activities together and we encourage our mentors to get really creative planning their sessions! Popular activities include going sightseeing, playing football, visiting museums and creating scrapbooks.
Throughout the year, you’ll be supported by a Chance UK Programme Manager. You’ll attend a meeting with them once a month to discuss how the mentoring is going. They’re there to make sure everything is going smoothly for both you and the child.
At the end of the mentoring year, we’ll invite you to attend a Graduation ceremony with your Chance UK child. This is a very special occasion and your family and friends are invited to come along too. We’ll celebrate the achievements you’ve made together over the course of the year. This will be the last time you see your Chance UK child so we make sure it’s a really positive ending for everyone involved!
If you’d like to become a mentor, you can find out about our application process here.
We’re really excited to be hosting a Volunteer Social on Tuesday 23rd May, 18:00-19:00, at The Terrace Restaurant in Finsbury Park. Come along and get a true sense of what mentoring is all about, from the people who do it every week! You’ll get a chance to chat with existing mentors and Chance UK staff members, so bring along any questions you have for them. Get your FREE ticket here and then let your friends know you’ll be attending on our Facebook event page. See you there!