Become a One Degree Mentor

Volunteers are the heart of One Degree. These mentors, ambassadors and teachers volunteer to work with students who 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 who may have been left behind otherwise. Traditionally, our mentors are young London professionals. These passionate and successful volunteers are patient, empathetic and considerate as they help struggling GCSE/Year 11 (15/16 years old) 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 per year.

What it takes

Anyone who meets the following criteria is welcome to apply:

  • Able to volunteer a minimum of three midweek or Saturday sessions per programme
  • Patient, empathetic and considerate
  • Willing to participate in group activities and sports

Important Note! 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

In-person sessions – Our dynamic programme makes volunteering at One Degree a fun and stimulating way to spend your Saturdays. 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.

Online – Our innovative online version of our Saturday programme combines group and 1-on-1 support via our custom-built online network.

We also offer ad-hoc midweek evening mentoring for our GCSE students and programme alumni:

  1. This is optional – you can be a midweek evening mentor in addition to or in place of Saturday online / in-person mentoring
  2. This is flexible – with no set days and times, you can make yourself available based on YOUR schedule and you can update availability with our new integrated calendar system (training required here)
  3. This is innovative – during our 30-minute 1-on-1 training we will run through this new addition to our custom-built online mentoring platform where you can a) connect your personal and work calendars b) select provisional availability and c) be booked by One Degree students based on their availability, your availability or by mentor speciality. This also now extends to supporting One Degree alumni.

Register your interest!

Register your details and we will send you more information.

Case Study
Myron – 2015

Myron joined One Degree in 2014. He was on E for Maths and a D for English when he first started school in London but with One Degree’s help he got B in maths and B in English. Myron told us that he felt very lucky to be on the programme as it was an opportunity he didn’t want to take for granted. Improvement in English and Maths also helped him in other subjects as well as with his communication skills.

Become a Mentor

Ready to apply? Fill in a short form and we will get in contact to discuss getting you involved in One Degree. If you have any questions, please ask away!