- Can anyone mentor?
Yes, but everyone needs some training to fully understand what mentoring is all about and deliver their best. Your age, sex, religion or social background do not matter
- What skills does a mentor need?
The main skill needed to be an effective mentor is great listening skills. You need to hear not just what is spoken
- How long must I mentor for?
We do not recommend mentoring towards one goal for longer than 18 months
- Mentoring sounds like hard work and a lot of my time?
Like any worthwhile commitment, mentoring requires dedication. Expect to give up at least 3 hours every two to three weeks. Add a little more for admin. Also remember that once you start you should not stop without achieving your objectives, so true commitment is a must.
- Isn’t mentoring just a good talking to?
No. Mentoring is a guiding process, which is based on listening to the mentee and helping them to devise smart goals.
- Will I get paid?
Not on this program.
- Do I get my expenses paid?
Yes, each mentor can claim up to £10 expenses a week for travel and beverages.
- What is a CRB check?
Anyone who works one on one with young people must obtain a Criminal records Bureau check. This checks for criminal convictions and is a statutory requirement for all mentors.
- I have a criminal conviction, will I be allowed to mentor?
That depends upon the nature of the crime. If it pertains to children, the answer will almost always be no.
- Suppose I want to support the program, but I am not sure I want to mentor?
BelEve UK are happy to explore other possibilities of individuals supporting our objectives in other way other than mentoring.