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The Kids Network

Are you over 18 and living or working in Brent? 
Are you looking to impact a young person’s life and make a difference in the community? 
Join us today at The Kids Network and become a mentor! 
What is the role 
• The Kids Network is looking for committed, fun and passionate volunteers who live in or near to Hackney to make a difference to the children of London. 
• Our structured mentoring programme supports 8-11 year olds with their social and emotional development before they transition into secondary school. 
• As a mentor, you will hold weekly one-to-one sessions of 1-3 hours. You will help to build confidence, resilience and support your mentee to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities. 
• The weekly sessions can be during the weekday after school or at the weekends. 
• You will also get to meet fellow adults in your community through our peer network. 
• All volunteers will benefit from our two-day training where you'll gain skills and knowledge to support you as a mentor. (Many mentors share that the skills developed support their progression in the workplace, especially those seeking to gain experience working with children and young people)
What impact will this have? 
• Help build resilience and confidence in a child in your local community. 
• Learn from fellow mentors with our amazing peer network. 
• Help a child as they transition from primary to secondary school. Expenses 
• Our mentoring pairs will have a budget of £30 per month. We are also able to cover travel expenses. 
• Our induction training will provide you with all the skills and knowledge to support your mentee, including safeguarding, health and safety, child-led mentoring and understanding your role. 
• We offer additional training throughout the year to in anti-oppression, trauma-informed practice and lots more to help enhance your mentoring journey and your personal and professional development. 
A DBS check is required but is organised and paid for by The Kids Network
For more information or if you would like to apply please visit our website here, or if you have any questions please contact our Programme Officer for Brent, Niamh Lynch, on email  or phone number 07518 809075.


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