Mentor (Volunteer)

Closing Date: 23/08/2019

At Salmon Youth Centre, we believe that every young person has potential and we work intensively to inspire young people to reach their full potential and contribute positively to the community they live in. Our mentors help us to achieve this goal.

Salmon’s mentoring programme is innovative in its comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to youth mentoring.

Young people with little or no direction receive the support of a dedicated, trained, positive adult who will guide them through crucial transition stages in their lives and provide encouragement along the way.

Our mentors go through a rigorous recruitment process, which involves completing a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We provide in-house training and resources to help with sessions, as well as support during your time as a mentor.

Minimum requirements:

To become a mentor, you have to:

  • Be aged 21 and above
  • Successfully pass an introductory interview
  • Complete the compulsory comprehensive training
  • Pass an enhanced DBS check

We also ask that you are able to commit to meeting with your mentee for a minimum of 6 months, at least twice a month.

You do not need to have a background in youth work – all we ask is that you have time, patience and an open-minded attitude.

Ready to apply?

We are now recruiting for our next cohort of volunteer mentors.

Deadline for applications is Friday 23rd August, with interviews taking place from 9-20th September 2019.

If you meet the minimum requirements above and are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch with our Mentoring Coordinator, Amma Appiah.

*Applications from male mentors are particularly welcome.*



“I worked with a young girl who suffered from social anxiety and was being bullied at school. It took a while for her to trust me and open up more in sessions, but when she finally did, it gave me such a great feeling. I felt like I had accomplished something, and so did she.

When we reflected on our relationship a few months down the line, she was surprised by the fact that we had spoken about so much, given that she found it really hard to trust people. I saw this filter into her interactions with others as well. She engaged more during club sessions and even invited some friends from school to the club she was attending.

Although our relationship came to a natural close, she still pops in from time-to-time for a quick catch up.”

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