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Harrow College of Further Education – Volunteer Mentor

Details of the Charity:

Harrow college provides teaching and learning for young people and adults. Harrow College offers academic and vocational courses from two sites at Harrow-on-the-Hill and Harrow Weald. With a history of high success rates, Harrow College was rated as “Good” by Ofsted in a full inspection in April 2013. “The welcoming and inclusive atmosphere helps all learners reach their full potential.”* The college has around 2,000 full time students and over 7,000 students on part time courses. (*source Ofsted Report June 2013)

It is an exciting time to join Harrow College as we continue to diversify our business to enhance the quality and range of provision for our existing and established markets whilst actively seeking out new opportunities for growth and future sustainability.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The John Lyons Project aims to raise expectations and achievement in underachieving learners.

Would you be interested in developing your mentoring skills while supporting local students who are at risk of underachieving, or at risk of leaving the education system? Would you like to provide guidance and contribute to the positive development of young people?  Then you might be interested in Harrow College’s John Lyons Project…

The John Lyons Project will support students from Harrow College, aged 16-18, who are at risk of underachieving in education.  Through the John Lyons mentoring scheme, young people will have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and make positive steps forward within the education system and job market.

Harrow College is inviting volunteers to become mentors as part of this exciting new programme, to help guide students through their learning journey.

Skills Required:

  • You need to be enthusiastic and really want to support the students through their academic journey.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to identify potential barriers to learning and engage in strategies to over- come these.
  • Ability to relate positively, confidently and sympathetically to people from a range of backgrounds, differing abilities and levels of motivation.
  • Assist learners in setting SMART targets and achieving them.
  • Ability to know when to refer sensitive and confidential matters

Additional Benefits:

  • Full training will be provided
  • Chance to develop your skills in working within the education sector
  • Hours will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours will contribute to your Brunel Volunteers Award which leads to an invitation towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?