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How can you give…..volunteer as a Mentor?

(13 October 2017)

In the run up to #Giving Tuesday, an international day of doing good stuff for charity, we are running a series of articles promoting ways in which the University can support you in donating your time, skills or money to help causes close to your heart.

This week we are highlighting the opportunity to volunteer as a mentor for 16-19 year-olds who have an interest in the arts and humanities. You can find out more at a training and information session being run in Manchester on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. 

Arts Emergency is a charity which was designed to offer privilege to young people who otherwise may feel excluded from studying arts and humanities or working within that field, whether this be for economic status or the many cultural barriers which may be in their way. They have created ‘the alternative old boy network’ matching 16-19 year olds with mentors working professionally within the arts and humanities sector.

Arts Emergency is thriving in London and after a successful pilot in Manchester last year, the charity will be working with 15 students in Oldham and Ashton from January 2018. 

Those volunteering as a mentor will commit to meet with a mentee once a month over a one-year period to support their personal development. Arts Emergency are looking for people who have studied an arts or humanities subject and/or work within the creative industry, so this opportunity could suit both PSS and academic staff within our Faculty.

To find out more:

Contact jenny@arts-emergency.org with specific queries.