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Key Facts

  • Running in 11 locations across England
  • Inter-generational mentoring for young care leavers, helping them get on in life

Grandmentors help young people leaving care get on in life. Please note, due to COVID-19 we are still recruiting, but are operating remotely to maintain social distancing. Please get in touch with our team for more details. 

Grandmentors help young people leaving care get on in life. Our award-winning Grandmentors programme transforms the lives of young people through the emotional and practical support of our older, world-wise volunteers.

Every year, approximately 10,000 sixteen to eighteen-year-olds leave foster or residential care in England. Far too many do not go on to higher education or employment. All too often, they are deprived of support and opportunity. 82% of the care leavers supported by Grandmentors are in education, employment or training after six months, compared to just 51% nationally.

Grandmentors provide a vital link for young people as they navigate life after care. Our Grandmentors come from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life. This enables them to understand and meet the range of needs of their mentees. Our trained volunteers, aged 50 and over, forge trusting and positive relationships that support, challenge and empower mentees to unlock their own skills and to shape their own futures.

We have Grandmentors projects running across ten local authorities and have had 500 successful matches since the programme’s launch.

“It is simply amazing to know that there is a local, truly supportive person who will always want to help me” Cole, a young Care Leaver from Ipswich

We provide training, ongoing support and expenses for Grandmentors. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications to be a Grandmentor. You just need some life experiences and a willingness to support someone who needs a bit of help.

Interested in becoming a Grandmentor? Or want to find out how your business help support young people in your area? Simply get in touch with the team!

CONTACT THE GRANDMENTORS TEAM VIA EMAIL

GRANDMENTORS@VOLUNTEERINGMATTERS.ORG.UK

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project:

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Bradford)

Bradford

Grandmentors Bradford is unique to our traditional Grandmentors projects. Volunteers (aged 25+) will be matched to a young person who is out of employment, education or training to provide mentoring, guidance and skills development.

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (Wandsworth)

Wandsworth

Grandmentors is an innovative volunteering project where older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care system. These young people who are out of employment, education or training (NEET) often need a guiding hand and role model to support them to find work, continue their education or … Continued

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (BRENT)

Brent

Grandmentors is an innovative volunteering project where older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care system. These young people who are out of employment, education or training (NEET) often need a guiding hand and role model to support them to find work, continue their education or … Continued

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Hounslow)

Hounslow

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Hounslow.

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Islington)

Islington

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Islington.

Grandmentors – Volunteer (Ipswich)

Ipswich

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Ipswich.

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (Milton Keynes)

Milton Keynes

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Milton Keynes.

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (WARWICKSHIRE)

Warwickshire

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Warwickshire.

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (WOLVERHAMPTON)

Wolverhampton

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Wolverhampton.

GRANDMENTORS – VOLUNTEER (Wiltshire)

Wiltshire

Grandmentors is an innovative project that sees older volunteers use their lifetime of skills and experience to support young people leaving the care system. This opportunity is for Grandmentors Wiltshire.