About Volunteering Matters
Volunteering Matters believes that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.
We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
Young adults transitioning from the care system into independent living experience significantly worse outcomes than the rest of the population. We believe in changing this.
We empower young adults by matching them with a volunteer aged 50+ who has great life experience and skills. Together they meet regularly and work towards personalised life goals through mentoring.
Our Grandmentors come from a wide range of backgrounds and walks of life, their experiences give them the knowledge, empathy and patience needed to meet the wide ranging of needs of their mentees. Over time they forge trusting and positive relationships that support, challenge and empower mentees to unlock their own skills and to shape their own futures as they navigate life after care.
How are services accessed?
Professional Referral Only