Mentors are given full training prior to being matched and then spend about 5 hours a month with their mentee, helping them to feel more at home in the UK. This might mean helping to write a CV, visiting a museum or art gallery, practising English or explaining the peculiarities of British humour.

‘The types of thing we do together have ranged from discussing current affairs so my mentee can practise and improve his English, to having a bite to eat in a traditional Congolese restaurant’ a mentor on the Time Together scheme.

Time Together was established in Leeds in April 2006.  It is delivered in partnership with Leeds Library & Information Service, a public library service which helps to support the local community by providing information and advice services, promoting learning and development and providing a comfortable environment where people can interact and have fun!

Leeds is famous for its vibrant cultural life and it is the diversity of the city’s community which creates this!  Refugees play an important part in this and bring a multitude of skills and knowledge to the community.

The project has had a great response from the local community. Now is a prime time to get involved and make a positive contribution to someone’s life.

Register now to be a mentor in Leeds
Register now to be a mentee in Leeds