Voluntary Position

London, Leeds, Birmingham

Applicants must be 18 years old or older

Closing Date
If you would like to get involved in the upcoming cohort in Birmingham and Leeds please apply by Sunday 6th March.

If you apply after the deadline, you application will be considered for the next cohort.


Are you looking for a way to support young people in your community? Would you like to use your experience and expertise in an impactful way? 

If so, we are inviting you to become a Volunteer Mentor as part of The Diana Award Mentoring Programme. Join us on our mission to increase young people’s social mobility and develop their workplace readiness. 

You will be supported through training, by our Mentoring Coordinators and Facilitators, and you will learn lots of new and transferrable skills, while networking with other mentors and making a difference to the lives of young people.

Our mentoring cohorts run from October-January and March-July annually.


If you’re interested, please read the Mentor Application pack for the full details.

You can find the link to apply here, as well as in the Application Pack.

For more information contact mentor@diana-award.org.uk.


In order to be eligible for the position of Diana Award Mentor, you must:


  • Be a minimum of 18 years old and have had experience in the world of work; We welcome applicants of all ages, industries and levels of experience. We’re on a mission to break the stereotypical view of who a mentor can be
  • Complete a DBS check (payable by the mentor or the mentor’s company- checks cost £11.60)
  • Be able to provide contact details for two references
  • Be able to commit to one session a week for 12 weeks
  • Be available to attend three hours of training- there will be an option to attend online
  • Have the right to work and volunteer in the UK
  • Demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm to support young people


Participating in our Mentoring Programme is a lot of fun, and you will gain so much in the process.

You will learn and enhance transferrable skills such as: 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Leadership and teamwork 
  • Building empathy and youth engagement
  • Increased self-confidence and self- awareness

You will also get the opportunity to: 

  • Make your CV stand out 
  • Understand more about barriers facing young people in your community
  • Make a difference: Help to support young people’s work readiness, confidence and active citizenship 

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