Be a SAMS Mentor
Sussex Adolescent Mentoring Service 


Thank you for your interest is Sussex Adolescent Mentoring Service (SAMS)! We are currently processing applications on a continual basis. All volunteers will be expected to complete our training and screening before starting to mentor.  PLEASE NOTE: for the purpose of this pilot stage we can only accept applications from mentors living within a 20 mile radius of Brighton and Hove.


What is one to one site based mentoring?

Mentors and mentees meet in a supervised environment at a set time and location. Each mentor is matched with one mentee. Mentors commit to mentoring one academic year for 4-6 hours per month. Sessions take place at our partner site; individual off site activities are not permitted.

How are sessions supervised?

A site supervisor is present at all mentoring sessions.
The site supervisor represents the partner organisation.
As your main level of support, the site supervisor is available as a resource and to facilitate activities at sessions.


The applicant must be 21 years of age or older.
The applicant must make a one year commitment to mentor a young person for 4 to 6 hours a month.
The applicant must pass a criminal background check conducted by Breaking Down Barriers.


Submit an application.
Attend and participate in SAMS new mentor training.
Complete disclosure and Baring Service Check.
Provide three professional references and attend two interviews.

To learn more about becoming a mentor and our application process click here.

To download and print a pdf version of the application form click here.


    Please check each box acknowledging that you have read and understand the commitment to become a mentor in order to continue with the application.

    I understand that the Sussex Adolescent Mentoring Service programmes follow a one to one site based mentoring model.

    I understand and meet the applicant prerequisite requirements.

    I have read the steps to become a mentor and understand I must complete the application and screening process for consideration to be a mentor.