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Coventry Virtual School - overview

Pages in Coventry Virtual School - overview

  1. What is the Virtual School?
  2. What we do
  3. The team
  1. Job roles
  2. Vacancies
  3. Volunteer mentor

Volunteer mentor

What is a volunteer mentor?

A volunteer mentor is someone who wants to advise, assist, support and motivate a young person into developing skills and new perspectives, which will assist them in achieving and sustaining their personal goals.

Download our volunteer mentor leaflet.

What's in it for you?

  • Gain transferable skills and experience in working with young people.
  • Develop your communication and interpersonal skills such as mentoring and motivating young people.
  • Receive support and training on looked after young people.
  • Access to resources to support with the mentoring of a young person.

To volunteer in this role, you will need to be:

  • self-motivated, reliable and organised
  • flexible
  • patient with a positive attitude
  • empathetic and understanding of the issues young people in care face.
  • supportive and encouraging 
  • willing to take on a challenge
  • over the age of 18

Would you like to find out more? Please contact Katy Dolden, Lead Mentor by emailing

or alternatively you can fill in and submit this online application form.

Virtual School


Tel: 024 7697 5535

Our telephone is not monitored permanently during office hours. If your query is of an urgent nature please email us.
PO Box 15
Coventry City Council
Council House

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