Mentoring Project


Young asylum seekers and refugees who have entered the UK will face a series of obstacles: language barriers, lack of social support, a long period of uncertainty while they are waiting for their immigration status to be decided. As a result, they suffer social exclusion and can become disaffected with their life in the UK. Those with no work permit can become destitute.

Hope for the Young’s Mentors support these young people overcome these obstacles by working on mutually agreed targets tailored to each young person.

We offer help to young people:

  • Aged 16 to 25
  • Who are an asylum seeker OR refugee
  • Who are assessed as vulnerable

We will provide tailored support and advice to help young people – according to their needs. They will receive 2-3 hours a week with their dedicated mentor who will offer 1-1 support as appropriate through:

  • Language
  • Enrolment
  • Study skills
  • Confidence building
  • Emotional Support
  • Increasing access to services

To apply, please send us a referral (see below). If the young person is eligible, our Project Manager will contact you and/or the young person to assess his/her needs and allocate a dedicated mentor. We aim to process your application within 4 weeks.

Young people who are eligible for financial support can be referred to Education Fund Project for consideration.

To apply, right click on “DOWNLOAD REFERRAL FORM” below, choose Save As, and once the PDF file is downloaded on your computer, fill it in and send it back to us as an attachment to

We aim to establish a pool of Volunteer Mentors of different ages, cultural backgrounds and skills. We operate London-wide and therefore look for volunteers who are available to travel to meet their Mentees on a weekly basis.

We will provide you with an induction, training and expenses, and you will be encouraged to attend our Volunteer Workshops which take place every 6-weeks.

If you would like to become a Volunteer Mentor, please email us at We will then send you an application form and explain the next steps in the application process.