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volemployVolEmploy Mentoring

VolEmploy Mentoring Programme

VolEmploy thumbnailFunded for five years by The Big Lottery, this programme provides one to one support to unemployed individuals, especially from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and deprived communities in Westminster, to help them develop effective techniques and strategies to improve their quality of life and confidence in their employability issues.

Since project began in July 2011 it has matched 218 people with mentors. As a result of having established positive relationships 91 mentees have gained long- and short-term paid employment.

Mentors needed:
The more trained mentors we have, the more unemployed people we can help. We are therefore looking for employees who can spare 1 or 2 hours per week to become volunteer mentors, empowering unemployed individuals to build confidence, helping to break down barriers to employability.

Mentoring training is provided, support & supervision are in place to support all our mentors in their role as volunteer mentors.

No specific qualification is needed to become a mentor, but preferably you will be employed, have skills and knowledge of job searching, writing job applications, editing CVs, interview techniques, and be motivated to encourage mentees to get involved in volunteering to break social isolation.

Mentoring sessions take place at times and places to suit the requirements of both mentors and the mentees they are supporting.

For more information or to join us as a “Mentor” or to refer unemployed clients as "Mentees". Please contact the scheme manager Yohannes Hagos on:

Direct Line: 020 7604 8815 E-Mail:

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