Mentors

panelMentors are found in all walks of life: from parents to older siblings, family members, work or business colleagues or a friend. Mentoring is a very powerful tool which not only provides a significant life changing experience for the mentees, but also for the mentors. For mentors, seeing very positive changes in the mentee brings a sense of purpose and fulfillment rarely found anywhere else.

The ROK Solid Mentoring Programme lasts for a year and takes place at the schools we work with. The sessions are held once a month during the school day for up to one and a half hours.

There is a set programme for the mentees and the mentors participate and connect with their mentees during the sessions. The mentoring is backed by ‘e-mentoring’, which starts once mentors have been DBS (formerly CRB) checked as part of the vetting process.

The sessions are run by ROK mentoring lead, Richard Blissett.

FAQs

1. What skills do I need?
  • to be empathetic and a good listener
  • to be encouraging and motivating
  • to enjoy mentoring young people.
2. What are the benefits for me?

While mentoring programs are designed primarily for the benefit of mentees, mentors enjoy rewards as well, including:

  • Igniting a spark in a mentee
  • The satisfaction of imparting wisdom and experience to others without a huge time commitment
  • Enhancement of coaching, leadership, management, and recruiting skills
  • Creating a legacy that can last a lifetime
  • Building your own communication and leadership skills
3. How much time would I have to give?

All you need is a passion for the profession and a willingness to spend a couple hours per month developing a relationship with a student.

4. How do I apply to volunteer?

Contact us using our enquiry form and a co-ordinator will get back to you or download the mentor application form.