Become A Mentor

Mentors spend an hour each week listening to and encouraging a young person in their school. The relationship that develops is what makes the difference. Can you help a young person to build their confidence and discover their potential? 

A Mentor Is...


What Is A Mentor?

All young people are talented. However, many face challenges in their lives that make it harder for them to succeed. A mentor is someone who takes time to listen to and encourage their young person to persist and achieve. 

In short, our volunteer mentors help young people to realise their full potential. 

Mentors and young people are carefully matched based on their likes, personality and life-experiences. Everyone is different, so we look for mentors from all walks of life.  When one person mentors, two lives are changed. 

How Does it Work?

The MCR team and your school’s Pathways Coordinator are here to help support your relationship every step of the way. We provide ongoing training and resources to help you encourage your young person to be their best.

To sign, up we ask that you watch a short video and tell us a bit about yourself in preparation for your one-to-one.

After this you’ll take part in a one-to-one conversation. This helps us make an inspired match between our mentors and young people!

Next, there’s a Training Session where you’ll learn mentoring tips and essential information. 

To make the best match, we take the information from the one-to-one and find the young person you can help most with your unique life experiences.

Mentors meet their mentee in-person for just one hour a week, where you can decide together how best to use the time!

Helpful Guides


Frequently asked questions about mentoring and volunteering.

Your Mentor Journey Explained

Everything you need to know about your mentoring journey.