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Our primary work as a youth mentoring organisation is to empower young people through one to one mentoring and as we are a non-profit organisation, we mainly recruit volunteers.

Our vision is to encourage and support young people to stand out and reach their potential by working with them on areas including career development, discovering talents, life skills, and self-confidence building. 

 Our Values     


  • Honesty and integrity is important in all we say and do.

  • Compassion and gratitude for those we serve and each other.

  • Accountability to young people, society, our community, our partners, and each other.

  • Respect the uniqueness, privacy and dignity of each and every individual – their age, sex, race, colour, creed, citizenship status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical, mental and/or medical condition.

  • Excellence and best practices in our organisation.

  • Teamwork and collaboration to achieve our vision, mission and to support the young people we serve.


Volunteer Telephone Befriender

If you would like to join our team of telephone befrienders, click here to view our role description.  

If you would are ready to join our team, click below and apply.

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Volunteer Mentor

Can you volunteer 2 - 3 hours per month to mentor a young person?


Duties and responsibilities

The primary role of a youth mentor is to develop a personal and positive rapport with a young person, and this involves consistent meetings with the child and ensuring the meeting times are enjoyable and comfortable.

  • Mentors should work with the young person to establish goals. Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely (SMART). Examples of goals could be completing a study timetable to improve time management, researching career options or regular attendance at school/college/lectures.

  • Mentors should provide consistent support and encouragement to their mentee; being their cheerleader, coach and advocate especially during difficult times.

  • Help young person to develop self confidence

  • Be consistent in arranging and attending regular mentoring sessions

  • Be innovating in ways to engage young people by using their area of interest

  • Write fortnightly reviews of mentoring sessions using Better Impact software

  • Complete mentor review form at the end of 6 months and 1 year

Non-Executive Director

Do you have what it takes to join our executive team?


Do you have senior management experience and are able to volunteer 3 - 4 hours per month?


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out duties of a director as laid down in the Companies Act

  • Ensure the board of directors establishes clear goals, objectives and plans.   Performance manage this by scrutinising, monitoring and reviewing accordingly.

  • Deliver creative contribution and improvement to the leadership team by providing dispassionate and objective criticism to ensure that the board of directors conforms to the highest standards of corporate governance and makes appropriate decisions.

  • Encourage the best use of financial resources to ensure all audit requirements are satisfied.

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the company by assisting in the setting of strategies and objectives.

  • Represent Joined Up Thinking JUT CIC at events, meetings and conferences where appropriate.

Contact us for further information or an application form.

If you are an experienced mentor, great, but not to worry if you're not as we offer mentoring training and provide support  to all our mentors.

All JUT mentors have to be DBS checked.  DBS applications can be made through JUT.  

Image by Annie Spratt
Image by Annie Spratt

I feel more confident and self-assured and the tips and tricks that I have learnt from my mentor help me in my everyday life. They have especially helped me manage my anxiety.

M. - mentee

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