Resources for You and Your Mentee

Places to Go

Other places to go!

Take a look at our long list of fun and exciting places to go in Bolton and the surrounding areas. You can find details of what you can dot there, costs (if there are any as we have included lots of free places to go too!) and opening days and times. Been somewhere great with your mentee and want to share it? Let us know and we can add it to the list!

Things to Do

Here you will find plenty of ideas for you and your mentee to do together to suit any age or interest.

Activity Booklet

Even more ideas of activities to do together!

Local Groups & Communities to join 

This Bolton CVS tool is great for finding local hobby and community groups for your mentee to join which can help them develop their interests, confidence, social circles and learn more about what opportunities Bolton has to offer.

Group Activities Calendar – See below

Every few months we host exciting group activities for all Mentors and Mentees to join in. These are fantastic opportunities to meet others, try something new and celebrate your journey as a group. Details will be communicated to you by the volunteering team and your Coordinator in advance, but please find the scheduled dates below for your diary.

Mentoring Room

This is a dedicated space for Mentors and Mentees to use at the Spa Road Club from 4pm – 8pm onwards Monday – Friday and between 2-4pm on a Saturday and Sunday. The room can be booked in hourly sessions, with the last week day evening session being 7-8pm.

The room has been newly redecorated and refitted with books, board games, a TV, games consoles and games for you and your Mentee to enjoy. It is a quiet spot and can be booked through any of the Coordinators – either phone your Coordinator, or phone the team on 01204 540 111


We have equipped the Spa Road Club kitchen with everything you could need for a spot of baking or cooking with your Mentee. There is a dedicated cupboard full of brand new cooking equipment that is locked at all times. To book the room and have access to the key, please either contact your  Coordinator, or phone the team on 01204 540 111.

We have also recently opened our kitchen at Westhoughton for baking and cooking with your mentee. The kitchen is available to be booked on Tuesdays 4pm – 8pm, please either contact your  Coordinator, or phone the team on 01204 540 111.

Resources For You

Social Dates

Mentor/IV Peer-to-peer Support Evening Dates all held at the Hen and Chickens in Bolton and are a great way to meet other volunteers!

  • Wednesday 27th February 2019- 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Wednesday 29th May 2019  – 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019  – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Volunteer Forum Dates all held at Bolton Lads and Girls Club, 18 Spa Road and are your chance to have your say on how we can develop and improve volunteering at BLGC, as well as grab a free pasty!:

  • Thursday 31st January 2019  – 6.00pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 24th April 2019  – 6.00pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 25th July 2019  – 6.00pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 7th November 2019  – 6.00pm – 7:30pm

Mentor/Mentee Group Activities held in various locations:

  • Tuesday 26th March 2019 – NINJA WARRIOR!!!!
  • Tuesday 4th June 2019 – Smithhills Farm
  • Tuesday 24th September 2019 – Activity TBC
  • December 2019 – Activity TBC

Volunteer Resources

Driving whilst a Volunteer