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Could you help empower girls in your community?

by YMCA Black Country Group

The Y’s Girls mentoring programme matches volunteer mentors with young girls aged 9-14 years old to support them to be their best.
You will be assigned to a local Project Coordinator who will tell you more about Y’s Girls mentoring, as well as discuss your interests and availability. You will then be matched with a young person as your mentee.
As a mentor, you will be offered a full package of ongoing training and support for your personal and professional development, to help you and the young person get the most out of the mentoring process.
Over a 12 month period, you will regularly meet with your young person and work together to identify achievable goals to focus on. These goals should empower the young person, building their resilience and enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. As a mentor, you can also help the young person to access activities and services, and try new things.

Organisation description

YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities.
Many young people have never known these things; other people have lost one or more as they grew up, but we all need them. All of us.
At YMCA we provide these critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

- Commitment
- Compassion
- Team work
- Passion to help others

Experience gained

- Ongoing supervision and support
- Training opportunities from YMCA Black Country Group
- A working environment that values diversity, respect and learning
- All expenses refunded for mileage/ travel and activities
- Celebration events (held every quarter)
- References provided by the Project Coordinator for future job opportunities
- Opportunities to apply for employment within the YMCA Black Country Group

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Secondary school age young people

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime
  • Evenings


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

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