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19 February 2019 / 13. Jamaad-Ul-Akhar 1440

Madinah & Bab 2018: Mentor applications are now open!

Role Description and Person Specification  

Dates: Tuesday 18th July to Saturday 11th August 2018

Purpose of the Role:  To support the organisers in running the course and to assist the participants with their personal development.
  • Inspire young people to better understand themselves and their religion
  • Engage in a unique personal development journey for yourself and your mentees
  • A wide range of course activities – both physical and spiritual
  • Develop social bonds with a variety of age groups from different backgrounds
  • Expand your Islamic knowledge, via direct access to ulama
  • Pick up on new skills that you can add to your CV/resume

Key Dates:

  • Be in Iran throughout the period of the mentor training programme and the course - from  18th July to 11th August 2018.
  • Undergo a full-time mentor training programme in Qum for 3 days from  18th July to 20th July 2018. 


The mentor will:
  • Support the organising team in running the course.
  • Assist with the personal development of a small group of participants.
  • Facilitate participants with their learning by helping them to reflect and discuss what they have been taught.
  • Act as a liaison between the participants and The WF Qum Office.
  • Provide regular updates and feedback to the organisers on current progress and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Take good quality photos and videos and send them to the organisers in a timely manner.
  • Get their mentees ready on time.
  • Submit a report on return to their home country and participate in debrief sessions.
  • Be a good role model for their mentees.
Please note: As this list is not exhaustive, mentors will be expected to undertake work of similar nature to the above as and when required.
The mentor will not:
  • Organise logistics of the course.
  • Be responsible for the participants’ primary religious learning or for answering high-level questions.
  • Deal with any serious medical or disciplinary issues.


Essential Requirements
The applicant will have:
  • Experience with working with youths.
  • A practical understanding of Islamic laws and ethics.
  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A good ability to deal with conflict.
  • An excellent ability to collaborate with others and contribute as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Either a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate in place already or the applicant will cooperate with WF and it's Regional partners so that a DBS check can be undertaken. For applicants from outside the UK, equivalent checks and documentation will be required, where relevant.
It is preferable, but not essential, that the applicant is:
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • A graduate of the Madinah or Bab al-Ilm course.
  • Trained in First Aid.
  • Able to communicate in Persian.

How to Apply:  



Deadline for Application:  

The deadline for NASIMCO applications is  1st April 2018.

The deadline for all other applications is  15th April 2018.

Further information:

Mentor Training Blogs:

Click  here  for the mentor training blogs from past years:

Madinah & Bab Course Report - 2017:

Click here   to read 2017’s report – MUST READ

Terms and Conditions:

Click here  for Rules and Regulations/dress code

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here  for the FAQs

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email us at .

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