Mentoring Scheme


**Applications for our mentoring programme is currently paused whilst we recruit a new Mentoring Officer. If you're interested in getting involved in the scheme we would invite you to get in touch but please be mindful that there will be a delay in processing. Thank you for your understanding**


The AFON mentoring scheme aims to provide support to all young people regardless of income, background or education. As long as you have access to the internet, a passion for nature, and commitment to the scheme, you’re in. It’s completely free thanks to the voluntary work of the mentors and AFON committee.

The mentoring programme offers aspiring conservationists aged 18-30 the opportunity to link with established professionals for tailored one to one guidance, support and advice as they develop their careers. The scheme is open to young people who live, work or study in the UK, unless you have a specific interest in working in UK conservation.

We have a fantastic team of mentors who can provide insight to a range of careers. Please check out the subpages to find out who they are. The Information Booklet below gives further information on the scheme. If you’d like to take part, please read the Mentoring Agreement and complete the Application Form. Email if you have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you!

 Interested in becoming a mentor? We would like to make our panel of mentors more reflective of the young people who we hope to support. This means we'd love to hear from women and from Black, Asian and ethnic minority people. Please have a look at the information booklet and mentoring agreement and get in touch with the Mentoring Officer:



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