A mentor is a person who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours. A mentor can relate to the concerns of their blind and partially sighted mentees in a way neither parent, teacher, doctor or health worker can.
Want to Become a Mentor?
Are you visually impaired, 18-29 and have a passion to help others? Have you learned hacks along the way that can help other young people with a visual impairment?
If you are proud of your difference and have some wisdom to share, then we’d love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Full training given, and all our mentoring is hosted on a safe online platform.
If you are VI and have been to University in the past 3 years then you could become a University Mentor with LOOK. University Mentors are paired with young people who are in Sixth Form and planning their transition to university or first-year undergraduates.
If you want to help a younger VI person thrive while at university then please get in touch with Megan at email@example.com
Becoming a Mentor Q & A
What Exactly Is a LOOK Mentor?
A LOOK Mentor is a visually impaired young person age 18-29 years who can relate to the concerns of their blind and partially sighted mentees as an older peer, and in a different way to a parent, QTVI, doctor or health worker.
Could I Be a LOOK Mentor?
Are you visually impaired, 18-29 and have a passion to help others? Have you learned hacks along the way that can help other young people with a visual impairment? If so, yes, please get in touch with us!
How Would I Know How to Mentor?
Full training is given to all our LOOK Mentors. All our mentoring is hosted on a safe online platform. Our Mentor Project staff team are there for support and mentoring skills development.
What Kind of Things Would I Do as a Mentor?
- Talk online to a young person with a visual impairment through our mentoring platform
- Participate in our events
- Take part in our discussion groups
- Contribute your ideas and opinions to help us shape the direction of our project and what we offer
- Facilitate workshops in schools and other settings
- Get the word out about LOOK and what we do
- Take part in fundraising challenges
- Participate in overseas trips and exchanges
- Take advantage of training and development opportunities
- Get your own mentor (a number of our mentors are also being mentored themselves)
It Sounds Great, How Do I Sign Up?
We will be recruiting new Mentors at the end of this year for training in early 2024. Also, later this summer we will be specifically recruiting Trainee Mentors who have university experience as part of our Student Mentor Project. Register your interest with us, or ask to find out more about becoming a mentor, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your full name, age, and a contact phone number).