To apply you must be aged 18-35 years and be visually impaired. LOOK Mentors are volunteers and they are trained by LOOK staff. Mentors are paired with a younger VI peer to listen and share their lived experience and life hacks through a secure platform. 

To apply, complete the application form here and submit it by midday on Friday 8th December 2023. If you need any support with your application, please email: elin@look-uk.org

We are also specifically recruiting University Mentors. You can apply if you are currently at university or who have graduated within the past two years. More details here.

More about LOOK Mentoring

As a LOOK Mentor you will be in touch with your mentee weekly through written messages on our secure mentoring platform, and monthly scheduled group Zoom calls. You will be supported with resources to support your conversation, have regular check-ins with our university-specific Mentor Project Officer, and Mentor supervision sessions.

The LOOK Mentor training for this cohort will be on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2024 at Aston University in Birmingham (accommodation and food provided, travel reimbursed).

Mentor training covers all aspects of volunteering as a LOOK Mentor including:

  • Using the Brightside mentoring platform
  • Communication skills and managing challenging conversations
  • Safeguarding awareness

In this video, three LOOK Mentors share about their experience of mentoring 

About LOOK

LOOK is an organisation that supports visually impaired young people to thrive.

Our flagship Mentor Project pairs VI young people aged 18-29 years with younger VI people to share lived experience and life hacks. LOOK also has a Parent Support Group for families living with visual impairment. LOOK also runs events, including LOOKFest, an all-age, VI-accessible festival at which many LOOK Mentors volunteer. 

Megan Adams, our LOOK University Mentor Project Officer, pictured here (right) at LOOKFest with two LOOK Mentors, Kim and Charlotte, and another Mentor’s Guide Dog, Evie.
Megan Adams, our LOOK University Mentor Project Officer, pictured here (right) at LOOKFest with two LOOK Mentors, Kim and Charlotte, and another Mentor’s Guide Dog, Evie.

For any questions related to being a LOOK Mentor, please send an email to info@look-uk.org