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MAPS is an award-winning, early-intervention project providing mentoring and advocacy support to vulnerable children and young people in Sutton, Croydon, Merton and Kingston.

Our trained volunteers work with young people who are facing a range of difficulties, whether with low self-esteem or poor mental health, or with challenging family situations. We provide them with a safe space to unpack life and have their voice heard.


If you want to volunteer as a MAPS mentor, please contact the MAPS Team at the Volunteer Centre Sutton at or 020 8661 5900 and ask to speak to a member of the MAPS Team. MAPS mentors are given 16 hours of comprehensive training, are DBS checked and are supported regularly by our mentoring coordinators. Find out more about MAPS mentoring...

What we do

Mentoring – where a volunteer mentor builds a positive relationship with a mentee 

Advocacy – where a volunteer advocate helps a young person have their opinions and views heard

Peer mentoring – where a volunteer mentor helps one of their peers having been through a similar experience

Meet the team

Who funds us

MAPS has the privilege of being funded by a number of sources that include:

Children in Need logoGames Aid logoLB Sutton logo

Read our safeguarding guidelines.


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