How does it work?

Would you like to have a mentor?

City Opportunities Mentoring can only take mentee referrals from the following London Boroughs at the moment: Southwark, City of London, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Camden, Islington, Lambeth and Westminster.

If you are interested in referring a young person to the City Opportunities Mentoring project or have any questions, contact the Project Co-ordinator Rachel Carder on 020 3111 0730 or email her at

If you want to be a mentor

Mentors are volunteers aged 25–45 who work in the City of London. They need to commit to supporting a young person for around five hours a month for six months.

The arrangement is flexible: you might want to meet your mentee at weekends and evenings, for example, so it’s a perfect volunteering opportunity if you work full-time.

You don’t need any special skills or experience – time, patience and commitment are most important. Just spending time with a young person - listening and supporting them - will help to build their confidence, self-esteem and networks.

We're not recruiting volunteers for this project at the moment, but keep your eye on our website as this may change over the next few months!

Download the application form