The Prince’s Trust – Mosaic Mentoring Programmes

Details of Organisation:

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

Many of the programmes and opportunities The Prince’s Trust provides to young people are supported by volunteers and mentors. With the commitment of our volunteers, we are able to offer a support network to young people facing significant barriers to employment, education or training.

The Mosaic programmes were founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007 to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds growing up in the most deprived communities.

Our programmes aim to inspire young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and to achieve their potential. Mosaic’s fantastic volunteers act as mentors to these young people and deliver the programmes to help life the aspirations of young people and to close the gap between aspirations and attainment.

Details of Volunteering Opportunity:

The Prince’s Trust has 3 different programmes under the Mosaic umbrella:

Mosaic Primary School Programme [Mentors]

Our primary school mentoring programme aims to raise aspirations of young boys and girls, and to help empower their parents so that they are better able to support their children to fulfil their potential.

Time commitment: attend a 3 hour training session and a commitment of one/two hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks.

Mosaic Secondary School Programme [Mentors]

We are looking for volunteers to mentor a small group of students aged 11-16 years, raise their aspirations and provide them with the life skills to achieve. The programme uses positive role models to improve students’ confidence, self-efficacy and employability.

Time commitment: attend a 3 hour training session and a commitment of around 7 hours over one or two academic terms.

Mosaic Enterprise Challenge [Mentors]

The Enterprise Challenge competition helps 1000s of young people increase their aspirations, confidence and self-belief and motivation by having relevant and effective role-models. We are looking for volunteers to mentor a small group of students aged 11-16 and to encourage an understanding of business and enterprise.

Time commitment: attend a 3 hour training session and a commitment of six hours.

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of the issues facing The Prince’s Trust target groups
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reliability
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • An ability to complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Willingness to uphold the values of The Trust. Our values are approachable, non-judgmental, inspiring, empowering and passionate.
  • (Enterprise Challenge) An understanding of business concepts

*DBS required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Additional benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Free training
  • Additional mentor networking events
  • News and information about wider opportunities at The Prince’s Trust
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your H.E.A.R – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours volunteered will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May.

Interested? Apply now!

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