My challenge to you is to consider what opportunities there are for you to offer to mentor someone: I’d love to hear how you get on!
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Aside from possible opportunities where you work, or in a network such as Women in Tech, you could also explore other organisations who work with mentors.
Volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser, where you will work with the headteacher or Senior Leadership Team of a school or college to provide strategic support. You will use your business experience and professional networks to help develop and implement an effective strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.
The Diana Award Mentoring Programme operates across Birmingham, Leeds and London and is open for teams of mentors to apply to volunteer alongside their colleagues. They will connect you with a local school to support a group of vulnerable young people over a three month period.
York Mind has a young people’s mentoring service that offers the opportunity for 16-21year olds to receive weekly 1 to 1 recovery focussed mentoring. Mentors assist the young people in setting their own independent goals and targets, and with creating plans to achieve their targets. The sessions take place over a period of 16 weeks, with flexible timings available.