Mentor Power

Volunteers are a huge part of the success of our model. Since opening the doors to Oriel House in 2006, we have seen hundreds of volunteers give their time and energy to help make the work at Bridge21 happen.

Our mentors come from all walks of like. Many are third-level students who give an afternoon or two a week to supporting teams in Bridge21. Some are retired or trainee teachers and others are professionals on a career break.

Some give full week, others a few hours. While they give their time, many volunteers also report huge benefits in return including:

  • Increased skills, particularly in communication and facilitating skills.
  • Increased technical know-how.  That adage you learn by teaching comes into play!
  • Enhances network. Mentoring is a good opportunity to meet like-minded people and build a network.
  • Have great fun… and some even make friends, for life.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch through our contact page.

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