Traditionally, our mentors are young London professionals. These passionate and successful volunteers are patient, empathetic and considerate as they help struggling GCSE students. To provide continuity for students and allow them to bond with mentors, we ask each volunteer to assist for a minimum of three sessions.
Become a One Degree mentor
Volunteers are the heart of One Degree. These mentors, ambassadors and teachers give up their weekends to work with students that are quite often brushed aside in their communities or schools. In return for giving these young people direction and support, our volunteers experience first-hand what it means to make a tangible difference in the lives of students that may have been left behind otherwise.
What it takes
Anyone who meets the following criteria is welcome to apply:
• Able to volunteer a minimum of three Saturdays per programme
• Patient, empathetic and considerate
• Willing to participate in group activities and sports
You do NOT need exceptional skills in Maths or English, or previous mentoring or teaching experience to be a One Degree mentor.
What’s in it for you
Our dynamic programme makes volunteering at One Degree a fun and stimulating way to spend your Saturday. You will be able to interact with people who share your passion and have the opportunity to listen to fantastic, inspiring speakers. Participating in this environment will broaden your personal horizons as you make a meaningful impact and help to develop tomorrow’s leaders. You will also gain new communication skills that can be used in your business and personal relationships.
Why work with One Degree? Read a teacher testimonial here.
Read latest mentor updates/newsletters here.