The Girls’ Network: Mentoring Programmes

Rebekah Valero-Lee diversity


Are you supportive? Confident? A good listener? Would you like to volunteer your time to empower a local young girl, help her achieve her potential and open up opportunities for her? Mentoring is a fantastic way to give back, develop new skills, and make a huge difference to a young girl’s confidence.

The Girls’ Network is an award-winning charity which, last year, received Big Lottery funding to extend their reach from London and the South into Greater Manchester. We match 14-19 year old girls with a mentor over the course of a year, to develop skills and confidence, and to open up opportunities and experiences across sectors that the girls might otherwise not have access to.

Following our exciting and successful Salford Launch Event at Morson HQ on 30th June we are now inviting applications from women who would like to mentor. The event was an opportunity to highlight how young girls had been helped by the initiative and the programme’s success so far, but also how being a mentor can benefit both parties.



Mentoring opportunities are available in both Manchester and Liverpool. We are looking for female mentors from a wide-range of industry backgrounds and life experiences who are successful in their field and could be a brilliant role model for girls. Does that sound like you?

What we ask from you

  • To attend a 3 hour mentor training session and a 2 hour ‘matching event’, where you will be matched with your mentee
  • To mentor for 10 x 1 hour mentoring sessions over the course of a year
  • To attend a celebration event with your mentee at the end of the year
  • To commit to the 12 month Mentoring Programme which includes approximately 20 hours of volunteering across one academic year

What next?

If you would like to apply to mentor with us, or find out more, then please follow the link to our Mentor Application

If selected to be a mentor with us, you will be invited to a mentor training session at Morson on Wednesday 30 August (5:30-8:30pm) via Eventbrite and asked to complete a DBS check. If you are unable to attend this date please don’t let this prevent you from applying as we will be able to offer you an alternative in or close to the city centre. On completion of these, you will be sent mentoring opportunities across Greater Manchester when they become available, which you will be able to sign up to your chosen school or college again via Eventbrite.

Please submit your mentor application by Wednesday 9th August to receive the invite to the mentor training on 30 August

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