Urban Synergy is run on an entirely volunteer basis, so we need your help to deliver our programmes to young people in your area.
How can I help?
- Be a mentor
- Be a role model
- Provide work experience for a young person
- Offer services e.g. Public Relations, Fundraising
- Offer sponsorship of Urban Synergy
- Provide workshops and seminars
Be a mentor
To be a mentor to a young person, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, commitment and passion for your role as a mentor. You’ll need to commit regular time to the young person and to Urban Synergy. We focus on South East London – specifically in the London Borough of Lewisham area. We require an enhanced DBS check and provide accredited training to volunteers.
For more information and a link to our application form, follow this link.
Be a Role Model
For those unable to be a mentor, why not come to one of our regular Role Model seminars at local schools? Events consist of a panel of Role Models followed by round table discussions with young people about career opportunities. Why not come along and share your path to success and inspire young people? For more information on our Role Model seminars, click here.
Provide Work Experience
During the summer months and other school holidays we aim to offer work experience to as many young people as possible. If you, or your company are able to offer a short placement, please get in touch
As a volunteer organisation we greatly appreciate any pro bono services that you can offer. If you or your company is able to help us in any way, please get in touch.
All our services are offered free of charge, however to continue and grow we require corporate and private sponsorship to continue. Contributions can be made via our website using the Virgin Money Giving or PayPal, our Donate page contains full details. If you are interested in corporate sponsorship, please get in touch.
Workshop & Seminars
As part of mentoring programme, we also offer life skills training such as First Aid, Goal Setting workshops, Voluntary work as well as fun activities like T-Shirt Printing and Sailing. These are normally run as an extensive programme over the summer months, see some past events here. If you are able to contribute to events such as this, please get in touch.
Spread the word!
Last of all, please help us by spreading the word about our activities. We have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts so please Like our posts, share them with friends or just follow us on Twitter.