Mentors for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds

Breadwinners Foundation

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We are looking for new volunteers to join our 8 week mentoring programme, supporting young people from refugee backgrounds to gain work experience and employability skills.

Kick off is Tuesday 23rd January!

What's involved in these two months of mentoring?

  • A full induction which includes mentoring skills and safeguarding training.
  • Seven one-hour sessions with your mentee, supporting them to identify and work towards their goals.
  • Seven weekend market slots with your mentee. These last for two hours and are the same time and place each weekend.
  • Regular community socials and additional coaching workshops throughout the programme.


No previous mentoring experience is needed, just positive energy and an eagerness to learn!⁠ We guarantee many laughs, fresh loaves and a supportive, bread-loving community!


Be part of the growing Breadwinners community, which pushes for improved well-being for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Full training provided and support available from core staff throughout the programme.

Support a young person to develop their skills and plan their next steps.

Join us for fun community activities, get to know other mentors, young people and staff.

Practical Considerations

All markets are in central Brighton, easily accessible by public transport and on foot. Parking is available nearby each market.

You would normally have the same 2 hour market slot every weekend, either 10am-12pm or 12-2pm, Saturday or Sunday. Most mentoring sessions take place immediately after the market session but can be flexible.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 23/01/2024
End Date 14/03/2024
Details Programme Dates - Mentors' Kick-Off: Tuesday 23rd January in central Brighton, 6-8.30pm. - Market days: every weekend from Saturday 27th January until Sunday 10th March - Community Social: Thursday 15th Feb 6-8pm - Mentors Coaching and Social: Thursday 29th Feb 6-9pm - Graduation: Thursday 14th March 6-8.30pm For this cycle our market times are 10-12 or 12-2, Saturdays or Sundays.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Brighton Market
Marshalls Row

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  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
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  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training