Mentoring & Leadership
Leaders of small charities that are in the process of becoming more established, sometimes lack the experience and ability to direct their organisations efficiently. Peer to peer support can go a long way and your contribution will help to broaden their horizons, develop their capacity and improve strategic abilities. This is an interesting opportunity to give you an insight on the challenges of organisations that you may not encounter with in your daily business practice.
Our mentoring sessions are short and informal one off meeting, which could take place near your offices. Depending on your availability you are welcome to arrange sessions spread out over a few weeks. Please have a read about our charities looking for mentors and submit your details for your preferred opportunity.
The mentoring opportunities that we offer will also are also meant to be short-term. We invite you to meet up to 4 times with your mentee in a period of 6 months. Based on the challenges and questions the mentee has, Camden Giving will provide guidance and topics to discuss.
Laamiga, a small charity in Camden and Islington run by women, providing mentoring to minority ethnic and migrant women who need help and support to look for a job, start a small business, improve their English, study skills or simply to gain confidence and set new goals. This is a slightly longer commitment that our other opportunities, Laamiga are looking for mentors who can commit to 2hrs a month over a 6-12month period to support a woman.
North London Cares
Is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city. They happy to having mentoring opportunities for their team, in order to aid their professional development - helping them to grow in their roles and best support our community in Camden.
TCV, the community volunteering charity, works every day across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both. As each community and the people living there have different needs, they strive to improve wellbeing, conserve a well-loved outdoor space or bring people together to promote social cohesion, combat loneliness or enhance employment prospects.
Green Gyms, as part of TCV, are fun and free outdoor sessions where people are guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds. Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities.
They would welcome leadership/mentoring for both their experienced project staff who are looking to develop further in their career and volunteer officers who are just starting out in the field.
Camden Against Violence
Beneficiaries: young people
After two boys were killed in Kentish Town on the same night in February 2018, a group of mothers founded Camden Against Violence. The new grassroots group organised a silent march to commemorate those lost while hundreds of teachers, local parents and community activists took part in as a response to this tragic state of affairs.
Camden Against Violence keeps rallying there is need for action to end the senseless murders taking place on Camden’s streets. However, to make their voice heard more, they could really benefit from a mentor guiding them.
Clime-it Brothers – Mentoring/advice on ethical trading & supply chain
Beneficiaries: young people at risk of joining gangs
A socially-driven clothing brand that raises awareness about educational and future opportunities for young people. Mo, who was part of a gang himself, founded his clothing brand to help other young people. Every purchase made equals to one hour worth of training for a young person in need of some positive guidance. As a one-men business Mo could really benefit from experts’ view and share experiences with a senior entrepreneur.