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Mentoring can transform lives, both for the Mentor and the Mentee. We are recruiting for two types of mentor to suit the different needs of our young people, depending on where they are on their unique journeys. If you can listen with empathy, share your experience and provide encouragement, and you can spare a couple of hours a fortnight, we’d love to hear from you!
Mentors work with a young person involved in our service(s) and support them to develop the confidence and skills needed to be independent. As a mentor you will meet regularly with your mentee for 3 months to 1 year (dependent on role), meeting regularly.
Please refer to the below and the attached role descriptions to help inform you see which opportunity might be a good fit for you. We are also happy to discuss which role would be good for you if you are unsure.


Community Mentoring Employment, Education and Training Mentoring

Personal Growth
Community Mentors are a reliable, positive, figures in a young person's life. Community Mentoring offers young people the chance to build positive relationships with members of the community, who they might otherwise never have had the chance to meet.
The young people it is for:

  • new to Bristol and would benefit from help to get to know the city
  • in need of positive relationships with others, and support with self-confidence
  • interest in meeting someone from outside of 1625ip 
What it involves:
  • spending quality time together doing interesting things in and around Bristol
  • acting as a positive figure in a young person’s life
What we want from a volunteer:

  • empathy, patience, kindness, honesty and confidence
  • enthusiasm for making the most of what Bristol has to offer
  • happy to share common interests


Professional Growth
EET Mentors are a reliable, positive, figures in a young person's life. EET Mentoring offers young people the chance to be inspired, supported and encouraged to seek out opportunities that they might not have previously considered.
The young people it is for:
  • ideas around what they may like to do in terms of education, training and/or employment but would benefit from more context
  • in need of support to access these opportunities, and the confidence to do so
  • interest in meeting someone from outside of 1625ip, within the context of EET support
What it involves:
  • talking about your professional background
  • demystifying opportunities
  • supporting to find, access and/or maintain opportunities
What we want from a volunteer:
  • empathy, patience, knowledge, professionalism, honesty and an ability to motivate
  • confidence in talking about work history, and/or of education and training background
  • workplace related knowledge and skills 


If you’d like to have an informal chat about either role before applying feel free to call Puegee Lam (0117 317 8800) or Sarah Hickie (0117 3178807).
To apply download and complete a Volunteer Application Form, and return to

MentorJob Descriptions


Application Forms


Equal Opportunities for Everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

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