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Are you passionate about giving back to your community?

The charity ReachOut is expanding its work into new areas of London and  looking for volunteers from the Palmers Green community to act as after-school mentors of young people. Helping them grow in character and confidence, giving them the tools and networks they need to live good, happy and successful lives.

No prior experience is necessary and ReachOut volunteer mentors have a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees.

More information on mentoring with ReachOut and how to signup as a volunteer can be found on their website at

Who are ReachOut?

ReachOut logo with strapline Mentoring that WorksReachOut is a mentoring and education charity that provides a volunteer mentor to young people aged 9 - 16 who may be facing barriers in achieving their full potential.

The mentor offers the young person 1:1 and group support once a week, for at least one academic year. They help the young person develop their academic and social confidence, self-esteem, raise their aspirations and - most of all - help them build good character, giving them the tools they need to go on and live good, happy and successful lives.

We work with young people aged 9-16 who need additional support to grow in character and confidence, giving them the tools and networks they need to live good, happy and successful lives.

What does mentoring involve?

ReachOut mentors volunteer once a week during term time at a local primary or secondary School on one of our projects. You will be a mentor to a young person, acting as a positive role model, helping them to set goals and grow in confidence and character.

Our projects are fun, engaging and make a real difference to the young people we work with; they combine discussion activities, games, goal setting and more!

No prior experience is needed, we will make sure that volunteers are fully trained and you will be supported by the ReachOut team every step of the way.

The qualities that ReachOut helps develop

icon staying powerStaying Power

resilience, grit, the ability to stick at something, to honour commitments, to see tasks through to the end.

icon self controlSelf-Control

the ability to keep emotions in check and to choose to act (or not to act) in a certain way despite how we may feel.

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to treat others with respect and empathy, honouring rights and responsibilities, and being honest.

icon good judgementGood Judgement

the ability to consider consequences and make decisions that benefit both ourselves AND those affected by our choice.

Join a really loving community and expand your own skills

photo of reachout mentor and mentee during a session

It isn't just the children who benefit from ReachOut, the mentors do too!

  • See a long-term impact by dedicating just two hours per week to your mentee for at least one academic year
  • Volunteer alongside likeminded people and have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships
  • Feel part of your local community by making a difference at the ground level
  • Develop your skills. Former mentors have told us that volunteering really helped to build their confidence, communication and team working abilities
  • Come away with scenarios and situations where you will have used your commitment and resilience, which can be perfect for bringing up in job applications and interviews
  • Brush up on your maths and english skills!

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