MAPS Mentoring matches every young person referred with a hand-picked volunteer mentor to support them.
Our young people meet with their mentors once a week, so that they can have a safe space to talk and be listened to. They can also join in with their mentor in one of the many exciting group events that we organise, including West End theatre visits, forest school sessions, go karting and trampolining.
MAPS mentors come from all walks of life and from all adult age groups. They are hand-picked to match their mentee, depending on their interests and skills. Mentors support and encourage our young people in developing resilience and self-confidence.
All our mentors need is a positive attitude towards children and young people, good listening skills and a calm and patient nature.
- If you want to volunteer as a MAPS mentor, please contact the MAPS Team at the Volunteer Centre Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Please read our MAPS mentor role description, person specification and MAPS mentoring flier.
- If you are a professional and want to find out how to make a referral, please contact the MAPS Team at the Volunteer Centre Sutton at email@example.com or 020 8661 5900 and ask to speak to a member of the MAPS Team.
‘I have very much enjoyed being a mentor for MAPS, it has been such a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It’s such a privilege to be able to witness a young person grow and develop their confidence over the year and to be a part of their journey. I felt fully supported by the MAPS team and they have given brilliant advice whenever I needed it. MAPS is a great organisation and it does such incredible work with the young people, they really are committed bunch and you can see how dedicated they are to their work. Being a mentor has also taught me a lot about myself and I’m so pleased that I took the step to volunteer with them!’
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