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An hour a week could make all the difference to a young person's future

by Refugee Support Network

We seek volunteer mentors willing to spend one hour, once a week with a young refugee or asylum seeker to help them with their school/college work and learning English. Mentors normally meet their mentee in a public place, such as a library, but we are currently running all mentoring sessions online. You do not need to have any teaching experience but you do need to believe in the power of education to bring hope and transform lives. All mentors complete our interview and training process.

Organisation description

RSN helps refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people build more hopeful futures through education. We provide a range of services to help 14-25 year olds seeking safety in the UK to get into, stay in and do well in education. The Educational Mentoring programme trains and supports community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring and wellbeing support, rebuilding lives and rekindling future hopes.


Please contact us to discuss any access needs

Preferred skills

Volunteers with skills around teaching, English, listening, emotional support and finding creative ways to help young people learn will be particularly well suited for this role.

Experience gained

Training, experience

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Secondary school age young people
  • Young adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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