Mentoring Become a mentor Are you Able to relate well to others? Good at working through problems? Committed and reliable? Able to provide insight from your personal experiences? Apply to become a mentor We want to ensure that our mentors are representative of the girls we support as this increases the success and impact of the mentoring relationship. At The Girls' Network, we say 'you can't be what you can't see'. This means we seek to find relatable, real-life role models for the girls to act as their mentors. For this reason we encourage mentor applications from people who identify as having come from a low-income household (perhaps eligible for free school meals at school/college), care leavers and women of colour. If you do not identify as being from one of these groups we still welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you. Why mentor? Mentoring is an amazing way to share your experience and skills with a girl that might not benefit from this support otherwise. It is also a great way to show a teenage girl that you believe in her, and that she is worth investing time in. This is a powerful combination, and one that we have seen transform the lives of girls and young women again and again. We are looking for women who have had experience of the workplace, who have time and willingness to support a girl from one of the least-advantaged communities across the country, and who want to support a girl to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities. We ask our mentors for a commitment of at least one hour a month, over the course of a year. The first step towards becoming a mentor is by completing our mentor application form. Please read our helpful mentor application guide below to assist you with the application form. If you are applying as an individual mentor, please follow the link below. If you work with one of our partner organisations then please speak to our contact person at your work about the next steps. Before applying, please read our application guide Apply to become a mentor Read our child protection policy here. Read our policy on transgender mentors here.