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IntoUniversity provides local learning centres in disadvantaged areas where young people are inspired to achieve. The charity aims to address underachievement and social exclusion among young people by offering an integrated programme of out-of-school study, mentoring, aspirational coaching, personal support and, in partnership with schools and universities, a specially devised FOCUS programme.
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Established in 2002, IntoUniversity works to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people in socially disadvantaged areas. We have 30 centres across England that provide academic support, primary and secondary school workshops, University Applications support and mentoring for young people. Our brand new Coventry centre, opened in partnership with the University of Warwick is our latest addition to the IU network.
We have an exclusive opportunity for University of Warwick students to act as mentors to support our young people to achieve their academic, social and future goals. You will meet at least once weekly for 1-15.hr based on you and your mentee’s shared availability.
Acting as a role model, you will support their learning, increase their knowledge of University and enhance their confidence.
Mentors will gain skills in leadership, communication and while making a real difference to the life chances of a young person. This is excellent experience for those interested in working in education or with young people.
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St Peter’s Centre,
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1.5 hours per week for Mentoring and 2 hours per week for Academic Support.
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Volunteers would need the following:
- Passion for working with young people
- Ability to non-judge mentally listen
- Passion for aiding social mobility
- Ability to motivate and enthuse others
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Initial training is for a full day and covers all elements of the role as well as a general introduction to IntoUniversity.
A reflection guide is used as well as regular one to ones and additional training as and when is necessary.
[Photo courtesy of IntoUniversity]
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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.
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How to get involved
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Interested students are invited to complete our online application here.
A Training and Selection event will be held at the IntoUniversity Coventry centre in Hillfields on Monday 10th June 2019 2.30pm- 4.30pm. If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact Andy Ashe on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit: www.intouniversity.org
This is an external project Warwick Volunteers does not have any involvement with the management of these activities.