Mosaic is delighted to announce that Paul Bellamy has won our Hero of the Month award for October 2014.
Paul is one of Mosaic’s long term supporters, having volunteered for the charity for six years. During this time he has worked on the Secondary School Programme at Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School in London.
One of Mosaic’s most committed volunteers Paul believes his time as a mentor is incredibly rewarding, not to mention being a beneficial use of his time. Talking about his experience Paul said:
“Every session offers something new and rewarding. Little things like a student who finds the confidence to speak up, ask a question, or even just listens and takes an interest in what you are saying all make it worthwhile.
The most important aspect to the programme is commitment as the students really appreciate and thrive on regular contact with the mentors. It instils in the students belief that as a mentor you are really interested in them and what they are trying to achieve.”
Paul admits that mentoring can be a challenge and it is crucial not to let the more confident students take over. “You must remain aware that you should try and encourage those less willing to participate, to ensure the session is as all inclusive as possible.”
If you would like to find out more about Mosaic’s mentoring programmes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on 020 7566 8734.