Mentor Sign Up Form

Volunteer mentors are vital to Shadow To Shine.

Our mentees need mentors who they can trust to offer advice, introduce alternatives, challenge, motivate, inspire and encourage them to follow their dreams. You will be required to provide a supportive, non-judgmental relationship in which each mentee can explore and realise their vision of what they want to achieve in life.

􀀀Mentors are required to pay for and show proof of a recent DBS check as well as read and agree to the mentoring agreement at the end of this form. 

􀀀Mentors agree to read and adhere to our safeguarding policy.

􀀀Mentors recognise that our mentees come from a variety of backgrounds and some young people need more guidance and support than others so each approach should be personal.

􀀀Mentors help raise mentees aspirations, attainment, self-confidence and their overall performance.

􀀀Mentors offer advice, introduce alternatives, challenge, motivate and encourage them to follow their dreams.

􀀀Regular mentors must commit to at least 10 mentoring sessions with a young person and must complete all sessions within a 12-month period (although many do so in much less time)

􀀀One off mentoring sessions can be arranged and will be packaged to the young person as an opportunity to have a Q&A session with an industry professional. If you'd like to only do the occasional one off session when we have a young person interested in your job, please indicate this on the form.


We Are Looking For People With:

􀀀A positive, approachable, non-judgemental and patient attitude towards young people.

􀀀A desire to help career development of young people.

􀀀Good communication skills and a willingness to strengthen listening and facilitation skills.

􀀀 A respectful attitude towards people of different educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds.

􀀀 An ability to handle personal information sensitively.


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By completing this form you are agreeing to our mentoring agreement:

I agree;

􀀀 to work with the young person to identify goals and actions needed to support their training and personal development

􀀀 to at least once a month meet my mentee to appropriate their needs for the first year

􀀀 to continue regular contact with my young mentee, even in the case of no response

􀀀 to be supportive of my young person and agree clear and realistic goals

􀀀 to keep on going up to date contact with Shadow to Shine throughout the whole process

You also understand:

􀀀 There should be no home visits under any circumstances

􀀀 Meetings should always take place in a public place, suitable for serious discussion.

􀀀 There should be no car lifts for either party under any circumstances

􀀀 Absolutely no money or commercial interest should be involved, this includes lending or borrowing

􀀀 Things discussed during meetings are confidential. However the mentor will keep Shadow To Shine in touch with how the relationship is developing and what is being discussed. If the mentor has any concerns which may impact a young person’s or another’s’ well being or safety, they must share this with Shadow To Shine

􀀀 That we should not bring friends or family to the meetings unless previously agreed. The mentoring relationship is between the young person and the mentor only

􀀀 This is a friendly, but professional relationship, therefore social activities outside the mentor relationship are not deemed appropriate

Data: 􀀀 I agree to Shadow To Shine saving my data and contacting me about mentoring opportunities. Your data is protected under GDPR.