Mentors

Living in Dublin? Interested in working with, learning from and inspiring young people? We are always on the look out for new mentors to help out in Oriel House.

Join us as a volunteer….What’s involved?

Most mentors volunteer for a few hours, one to two days per week during the school year.

Our mentors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Many are undergraduate students from Trinity College who are eager to give some time back to their community. Others are retired or trainee teachers. Some are professionals on career breaks.

For each student group in Oriel House there are usually four volunteers who support the core team.

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As a mentor you will:

  • Guide teams while they work in their learning pods.
  • Support young people through creative team projects.
  • And, undoubtebly have some fun along the way.

You do not necessarily need teaching or technical experience but a willingness to learn new skills helps. We will provide training and support to help you and the students get the most from the experience.

Mentor Team

Kevin, Grace, Jake and Ciarán with some of the fantastic mentor team

What the mentors say…

Mentoring with Bridge21 has given me more direction in life, I know now I want to get into education.”

It’s a good way to help in the educational development of Dublin. There are serious gaps in educational standards between schools in this city.”

As a Mentor at the Bridge21 Programme, having an IT-background (having worked in the IT business for 20 years), I learn more about interacting with young people here.

If you’re interested in getting involved, send a mail to volunteer@bridge21.ie.