Able to relate well to others?
Good at working through problems?
Committed and reliable?
Able to provide insight from your personal experiences?
Then mentoring could be for you!
The Girls’ Network aims to inspire and empower girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities by connecting them to a mentor and a network of professional role models who are women. They support over 1000 girls a year via relationships with schools in London, Sussex, Portsmouth, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the North East and Liverpool City Region. Professional volunteers who are women are trained in mentoring and safeguarding by The Girls’ Network and meet their mentees at least once a month for a year. Mentoring is a journey, helping mentees get from where they are to where they want to be.
If you are based or work out of one of the above regions, you can apply to become a mentor to a local teenage girl by visiting The Girls’ Network website or clicking here. London applications are now open for a limited time.
Mentoring is an amazing way to share your experience and skills with a girl that might not benefit from this support otherwise.
It is also a great way to show a teenage girl that you believe in her, and that she is worth investing time in. This is a powerful combination, and one that we have seen transform the lives of girls and young women again and again.
We are looking for women who have had experience of the workplace, who have time and willingness to support a girl from one of the least-advantaged communities across the country, and who want to support a girl to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities.
We ask our mentors for a commitment of at least one hour a month, over the course of the year.
For other opportunities to give back or volunteer, click here.