Get Involved


We are always looking for reliable volunteers to help run our shops. If you feel you could offer us a few hours of your time you will become part of a supportive, flexible and friendly team, dedicated to the success of New-U.

In addition, we offer all of the young people who complete work placements with us, a volunteer mentor, who they can meet with on a regular basis following completion of a work placement.

Volunteer mentors

Volunteer mentors work with young people on a 1-2-1 basis and support them into positive outcomes such as volunteering, education, training and ultimately employment.

Mentors will be prepared to meet their mentee twice a month either face to face or virtually for up to an hour for a period of 3 months or until the relationship naturally ends due to the young person moving into a sustainable outcome. Mentors will be expected to take on 2 mentees minimum at any one time. To get the most out of the role, we hope our volunteers will stay with us for a minimum of 12 months giving the necessary time, energy and support to meeting face to face and virtually with young people, staff and other volunteers (as appropriate).

Please see the role description below. To apply, please complete the application form below and send to 
Role description – Volunteer Mentor 
Application form – Volunteer Mentor

If you would like to join our volunteer mentor team, or become a regular volunteer in one of our shops, email to find out more.