Become a mentor
Our volunteers are the reason we’re able to make a real difference in the lives of young people. By committing to a long-term placement (at least a year of weekly meetings) volunteers give their mentee a positive, trusted and consistent role model.
Here’s how volunteering works:
- Find your nearest intandem to see which of our partner charities is closest to you. You’ll find contact details there to register your interest.
- We’ll get in touch to follow up. If you’re accepted as a mentor we’ll get you all the training you need to start your mentoring journey.
- After training, you will meet weekly with a your ‘mentee’ to listen and to encourage them to explore their goals and community through different activities. We ask that all volunteers commit to at least a year of mentoring, and sessions can take place in person, online or a combination of the two.
We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners, open-minded and resilient. This type of volunteering is not for everyone – you must be willing to really commit time and energy. But this approach also offers huge rewards because when we get relationships right, it makes a difference everyone’s lives.
All our volunteers are carefully selected, screened and trained before being matched with a child or young person. It’s up to the young person to make the final decision on a match so you may not be matched straight away. All mentors will also receive ongoing support and training from our coordinator to help you succeed.