Volunteer Mentor (Youth Zone)

We are looking for volunteer mentors to work on a one-to-one basis with vulnerable young refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, aged 11-18 years old, in North West London and elsewhere. The large refugee communities residing in these boroughs point to a clear need to address the well-being of the young members of these communities. The Project aims to support, encourage and productively challenge young people to define and work towards their personal goals. The role will give volunteers an opportunity to become trained as mentors, and to gain experience working with young refugees with complex needs. We will give you training, which is compulsory to complete the recruitment process. The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

About you:

  • You are passionate and motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable young refugees in Northwest London;
  • You have excellent listening skills;
  • Ideally you have experience of working with young children (but not essential);
  • You’re able to travel to and meet at Paiwand’s office in Harrow and other areas of North West London;
  • You will be able to commit to weekly meetings for a minimum 6 months.

For more information or to apply for the role please send a copy of your CV and application form (below) to Anjali Saran at mentoring@paiwand.com