Starting Point supports young people aged 16-25 into employment, education and training through one to one mentoring. Our mentors are all volunteers, who come from all walks of life. They are keen to come alongside the young person and journey with them.
Our volunteer mentors are a crucial support in two key ways:
They offer practical support helping the young person identify and apply for appropriate employment, education or training opportunities, or access work experience and voluntary placements.
Our mentors take time to get to know their mentee, taking a genuine interest and helping them grow in areas such as confidence, self-esteem, decision making and aspiration.
It is through this holistic approach that we see the biggest impact upon the lives of the young people we support. We need passionate volunteers who are excited about investing in the young people of Reading.