One Million Mentors

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One Million Mentor’s mission is to transform the process of mentoring for all in the UK. Our ambition is to train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in order to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers. One Million Mentors is a project within Uprising, a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. UpRising’s mission is to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Young people are then equipped with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential, find new opportunities, and transform the world around them through social action.

Read more here: https://www.1mm.org.uk/

About the opportunity

Mentoring opportunities in Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall, Halesowen and Telford. 

We're looking for professionals over 25 and retired professionals who will volunteer their time for one hour a month for up to 12 months throughout the new academic year in order to mentor young people in education and in the early stages of their career with One Million Mentors, as part of the Mayor’s Mentors scheme.

One Million Mentor’s is transforming mentoring in the UK, aiming to connect a million mentors to young people to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers. 

To sign up, please go to https://1mm.org.uk/ to register, complete your profile and online training (90 mins) and then select an opportunity that suits you. 

Questions? Please email wesley.erpen[at]uprising.org[dot]uk

What are we looking for?

  • Over 25 yrs old, particularly looking for mentors over 50 yrs old
  • Employed or retired
  • Particularly looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

We are looking for professionals over 25 or retired people who are looking to give back in order to support a young person to access further education, employment or social action opportunities.

You will volunteer for one hour a month for up to 12 months to mentor young people in education and in the early stages of their career with One Million Mentors, as part of the Mayor’s Mentors scheme.

We provide an online training course and there are regular induction training workshops in the local area, so no previous experience is required. Please see our upcoming training events at http://one-million-mentors.eventbrite.com/ 

Many of our mentors taking part have found our training very valuable and have developed their leadership, management and communication skills as well as having a sense of fulfilment from taking part in the opportunity.

Practical Considerations

Unfortunately, we are unable to cover travel expenses. If you are a volunteer with complex needs, please contact us directly to discuss your involvement with this opportunity because it is important for us to ensure that this is a suitable opportunity for you.