Over the past year, we’ve adapted the key steps to becoming a mentor to ensure we can continue providing the vital support young people need.
Our mentors spend an hour each week listening to and encouraging a young person in their school setting. When one person mentors, two lives are changed.
Take the first step today!
What is the mentor journey?
To become an MCR mentor we ask that you complete 6 stages. These ensure that you are fully confident and prepared to mentor, and helps us make the best possible match to encourage a long-lasting friendship.
Step 1: Registration
You register on the website by completing our online form here, which helps us to get to know you better so we can find the right match for you.
Step 3: One to One Conversation
Next you’ll be invited in for a 1:1 conversation with a member of our team (by phone or camera-facing internet call). This gives you an opportunity to talk about yourself – including your hobbies, interests, school life and career path. This is an important step as we’ll match you with a young person based on your experiences and interests.
We will also chat to you about your PVG online form.
Step 4: Training
Mentors aren’t just thrown in the deep end with a young person and expected to know what to do! You’ll be invited to attend a Training Session where you’ll learn useful information and helpful mentoring tips. This is a group session which takes around 3 hours (including a break) and we have been hosting these online since summer 2020.
Step 5: Matching
Almost there! Once your PVG application is approved, our matching panel will review your profile and try to find your potential match. There are many factors involved in this process, including personality, interests and even schedules. We will keep you updated and let you know when we have a possible match.
Step 6: Meeting
Once you’re matched, we’ll arrange an induction with your new Pathways Coordinator and meet your young person. Mentoring sessions are just one hour a week during the school day, at whatever time is best for both to meet. We ask you to commit to at least a year in order to properly build a relationship.