How can volunteering give something back to the community? 

You can help a young person by providing listening and support each week to them. Due to the high demand for our service we urgently need volunteer mentors for Worcestershire Herefordshire Wolverhampton Birmingham and West Midlands so talk to our staff today on 01299 822336.

Volunteers are welcome from all backgrounds and we provide good quality training and support so go ahead and make a difference to a child’s life today by contacting Mentor Link.

How Volunteering can help you

You can make a difference to a child’s life

Learn new skills – we have excellent training

Volunteer mentoring can help your CV and career

Understand the world of a child who is facing difficulties

Make new friends and meet new people

Giving a child your time can be very rewarding as one volunteer writes,

thank you for posting an advertisement in my local freebie rag as I would not have found you otherwise.”

How you can make a difference to a child as a mentor?
Spending up to hour each week listening to and supporting a young person
Offering your life experiences to provide support
Giving something back to the younger generation
Talking about the world of work

What skills do you need to become a mentor?
Good listener
Reliability & Punctuality
Patience and a willingness to persevere
Positive outlook
Commitment of at least 6 months

What rewards you can get from volunteering 

Being part of a great charity
Making a difference to the next generation
Good quality training
Travel expenses paid
Meeting like-minded people
Ongoing support from our dedicated team of staff

What training we provide
One full day Induction training prior to commencing mentoring
Ongoing training is provided by Dr Helen Chaplin from the Educational Psychology Team from Worcestershire Children First.
We hold an Annual Conference for our volunteers which provides training and networking opportunities

Volunteer network meetings to support you in your role

One of our volunteers writes:

“Thank You”. From having first read your advert, to making the phone call to starting my enquiry. Then undertaking the training and then finally sitting down with my Mentee, it has been a really worthwhile and special experience. It has also been an easy experience, and that is down to the structure, support and guidance of the charity. Thank You 😊


Mentor Link adopts Safer Recruitment procedures when recruiting new volunteers.  Our ethos is to deter unsuitable individuals by demonstrating an attentiveness and vigilance in relation to safeguarding and rejecting unsuitable individuals through robust application processes.

When advertising for volunteers we always include a statement of commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the need for applicants to undergo an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


If you don’t feel mentoring is for you, we have other volunteering opportunities available in administration or our Charity Shop. For more information on these, see vacancies


Case Studies

Caiden’s Story


Please click here to watch one of our brilliant new videos about our great mentoring partnerships: this is Caiden and Pete.

Terri’s Story


This is Terri's Story. Please click here to watch her film and find out more.