Volunteer Mentor

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MCR Pathways supports young people in or on the edge of the care system to realise their full potential. By providing relationship-based mentoring alongside employment and further/higher education services, young people are encouraged to discover and pursue their ambitions.

We know that all young people are talented. However, our country's care-experienced young people and young people who have experienced disadvantages face challenges beyond their control and find it more difficult to succeed. These young people are in our communities but we don't always see their struggles. As a community, we can change this.

We recruit and train volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person based on personality, hobbies, and career aspirations. Mentors meet their young person at their school for just one hour a week and provide a compassionate, listening ear.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to help young people unlock their potential, no matter their circumstances. Working together with our inspiring mentor community and partners, we can help young people to realise their skills and progress onto a positive destination. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances.










Meet for one hour per week for at least one year, flexible between Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm.


A PVG is required.
Experience required: We are looking for people who are willing to put the needs of a young person first and commit to meeting them for an hour a week. Anyone can become a mentor.
Travel details: Mentoring takes place at a secondary school convenient to the mentor's home or workplace. As the school should be located nearby to reduce travel time and costs, no expenses for travel are provided and the mentor must be able to make their own way there (via their own vehicle or public transport).
Minimum age: 21


Training details: Mentors receive an initial information session, a 1:1 conversation with our mentor services team, a training session, and then volunteers are matched with a suitable young person. Each school has a Pathways Coordinator who works with the young person each day so they will be on hand for support.
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