Volunteering Matters transforms people’s lives through the power of volunteering. We build projects and programmes that respond to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today. From supporting care leavers to helping the most socially isolated get out and about – our volunteers really do change lives.
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“It has massively changed my life. Having someone that actually gives an interest and wants to help you. It has made a huge, huge difference” – Cole, young person leaving care supported by a Grandmentors volunteer
Every year over 10,000 16-18 year olds leave care in the UK. They’re at risk of falling into debt, as well as becoming mentally or physically ill, vulnerable and discriminated against as they transition into adulthood.
Grandmentors is an award-winning, inter-generational support programme that helps young care leavers build better futures.
82% of the vulnerable young people supported by our Grandmentors are in education, employment or training within six months of leaving care. This compares to just 51% nationally.
We think all young care leavers deserve the support of a Grandmentor. Help us make this happen. Donate today.