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Become a youth mentor

The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers who can work with young people in a supportive, friendly and creative way.

Volunteers will mentor and support young people, aged 15 to 25, to deliver community projects.

The young people will devise and deliver these projects in their local area. The projects will not only help others, but will also help them to develop confidence and leadership skills.

As a mentor, you will be on hand through each stage of the project cycle, from planning to evaluating - and to make sure the project is a success.


You will work with your young mentee over a 12-week period, meeting up every two weeks for one hour. You may also be needed for phone calls and emails outside of your meetings.

This role will be based in your local area. Ideally, meetings between you and your mentee will be held at your office, so the mentee can get a feel of an office environment and culture. You can also Skype with your mentee and, if preferable, meet them in other locations, such as cafes.

Skills and training

We are looking for volunteers who have project management skills and who enjoy working with young people.

Training will be provided in mentoring, supporting young people, safeguarding and the Red Cross Movement.

How to sign up

Sign up in VolunteerMatch, accessible via PeopleLink. To register your interest, you can also email us.


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