Volunteer as a mentor

Volunteer as a mentor

Volunteering as a mentor has a positive impact, not only for the women who participate in our programme, but also diversifies your employees’ skill sets and provides them with meaningful and fulfilling interactions. As a mentor, you would work with one of our participants for 6 months.

Mentors have to date included the likes of a high court judge, a banker, TV presenter, photo journalist, theatre producer, global PR exec from a large bank, designer-maker, performance poet, the creative director of a leading international arts venue, and a broadcast journalist.

As a mentor with YMI, you’re supported with:

interactive_workshop

 

An interactive workshop to create a clear structure and a personal vision of how you personally wish to use mentoring.

Led by a gestalt psychologist, the workshop content includes:

  • Tips for that first meeting
  • The power of process over content
  • Breakdowns & breakthroughs
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • The benefits of reflexive practice
  • Traditional mentoring / relational mentoring
  • Boundaries & ethics in mentoring
  • The role of the mentor / mentee
  • Boundary issues
coaching

 

1-1 coaching

This professional support is offered to mentors over the phone or via Skype twice over the course of the 6 months. The offer is open to mentors who are experiencing any blocks with their mentees, and those who need help to think through an action or devise a solution.

support

 

Ongoing support and co-ordination from our Programmes Manager

We take pride in pairing our mentor matches well from the start and ensure that each mentor is fully supported across the 6-months. We work closely with mentors to share information about their mentees and organise catch-ups to discuss any particular achievements or queries.

We know that mentoring isn’t just about one-way change – as much as mentees change, so do mentors. A mentor from a previous programme has said of the process:

“It helped me in having more awareness of what I am good at and where I need to improve. When you mentor someone you need to ask questions and then answer them about yourselves first, which we do not always necessarily do enough. Mentoring teaches you to be flexible, as you have to adapt to the unpredictable circumstances of the person you’re trying to help. You make lots of discoveries about yourself and it doesn’t require too much time . . . For professionals who spend most of their life in the same environment, it’s a great way of opening up a world outside the office – you may get addicted!” 

Be a mentor

We want to you to help nurture these extraordinary young women on the path to realising their full potential.

Get in touch today and help transform their lives.

Your Personal Information
Your Contact Information
Application details
Please tell us why you'd like to mentor with You Make It.
Please give a brief outline of your career so far including your current role.
Additional Information
Please let us know if you have any questions or want to share something else with us.

What are the benefits?

Social Impact

Social Impact

Do you want to make a difference? We change and transform lives and continue to survive and thrive due to our proven and robust social impact.

Become a partner or sponsor and be part of a truly authentic and on-going story of transforming young lives.

mentoring

Mentoring

Train, develop, reward and better motivate your staff through our high impact mentoring programme. Mentoring opens up a huge range of professional and personal benefits.

Meaningful corporate social responsibility can increase your bottom line - companies that increased giving by 10% or more saw a 14% median growth rate in pre-tax profits.

talent pool

Increase your talent pool

Recruit and host young women into short term work placements and provide integral experience for those at the start of their careers.

Identify and retain diverse talent into your business over the longer term.

Donate

Donations help put women through our programme and gifts in kind which help us operate as an organisation.

Support our work

Volunteer as a mentor

Diversify your employees’ skill sets. Enjoy meaningful and fulfilling interactions. Have a positive and lasting impact on our women.

Become a mentor

Learn from us

We’ve got a lot of valuable expertise to share. All of our partners across sectors can benefit from our consultancy and coaching services.

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Testimonials
I hope to assist the organisation in reaching even more young women so they too can experience the countless benefits and achieve their full potential.
Sammy Hussain, Trustee