Since 1997, our Mentoring Project has provided one-to-one support for vulnerable or at-risk young people in the Bolton area.

We’re really proud of what our mentors have achieved. By giving up some of their time each week and getting to know a local young person, they’ve helped some of our members through difficult periods in their lives.

New mentors are always required at the Club. We’re looking for adults from all walks of life to match with members who have demonstrated a need for one-to-one support.

What does being a mentor involve?

Mentors meet up with the young person for a minimum of one hour per week, usually at a local café, park, bowling alley or other suitable location. The aim is to develop a supportive and trusting relationship that will encourage the individual’s natural development and help them overcome the challenges they’re facing.

It takes time to develop these relationships and build trust, so we ask new mentors to commit to the project for at least one year.

What support will I receive?

Before you start, we provide a series of training sessions to prepare you for becoming a mentor. You will then be assigned a mentoring coordinator to support both you and the young person for the duration of the match. You’ll receive a weekly call from your coordinator and meet up regularly to discuss your progress.

For an insight into the experience and what it takes, read some of our mentors’ stories.

If you’re interested in this challenging but highly rewarding role, find out how to Become a mentor.