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We are so proud to be nominated alongside 11 other fantastic charities, in the running to be in the final 5 charities supported by Games Aid in 2022-2023.

Keywords: Mentoring - News

Our MAPS mentoring project supports many young carers with 1:1 mentoring. On Young Carers Action Day we wanted to share the story of L, who is 11 years old.

Keywords: Mentoring - Stories

"During my mentoring year I have learnt It can be good to meet new people" Jaz, aged 12

Keywords: Mentoring

Afraid of leaving the house and struggled to cope with the demands of school life, he turned to MAPS for support

Keywords: Mentoring - Stories

One of our long-standing MAPS mentors shares her experiences

Keywords: Mentoring - Stories

Michael arrived in the UK alone and unsure of his future

Keywords: Mentoring

Congratulations to one of our longest standing MAPS Mentors, Derek Terrell, who was awarded Outstanding Volunteer at the 2019 Sutton Community Awards

But a love of fast cars and a mentor helped him find a way forward

Volunteer Centre Sutton is the operational name of Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau | Company type: Charitable incorporated organisation | Company number: CEO19319 | Charity number: 1048978 |