Helping with life at school and your personal development

Dive right in and read THREE MENTORING MATCH STORIES published in our VOYPIC News Special Care Day Edition.

We've got a great opportunity for you if you're ready to make a real difference in the life of a young person living in care. Become a volunteer mentor with us and see life through the eyes of a child in care. 

We have young people living in care aged between 12 and 18 who are ready and waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor. They're all set to work with a mentor on goals to help with school, education and achievements. Could that mentor be you? If you're over18 with the time to meet a young person once a week, we'd like to hear from you.

You'll receive extensive training and on completion gain an OCN Level 3 Mentoring Care Experienced Young People (A level equivalent). Throughout your mentoring relationship, you will receive support from your local mentoring staff.

Read three mentoring match stories in our VOYPIC News Special Care Day edition.

VOYPIC has been running an award winning mentoring scheme for eight years so we know these relationships help children in care. We know because young people tell us what a difference a mentor can make in their lives.

  • 'Positive words can't describe how good he is'
  • 'She was so nice and fun, I really enjoyed seeing her'
  • It's a very rewarding experience for volunteers too
  • 'I've really enjoyed the training and can't wait to be matched'
  • 'I'm half way through the mentoring year and loving it'
  • 'Mentoring has given me the opportunity to work with some fantastic young people'


Check out our Vacancies for volunteer recruitment details.

Why would I use the mentoring service?

  • There’s help and support just for you from your mentor and from a VOYPIC worker
  • You get to try out new things and learn new skills
  • You get a great sense of achievement when you meet your goals
  • You get to make new friends
  • You have something to look forward to each week

mentoringHow do I get a mentor?

It's easy!
  • Call us on 028 9024 4888 during office hours from Monday to Friday
  • Complete the online contact form
  • Chat to your social worker or key worker and ask her or him to contact a member of our local team

I’m working with a young person in care. How do I get them involved in the mentoring service?

  • The young person must be a looked after child or care leaver aged 12 to 18 receiving a 16+ service
  • The young person must be at risk of being expelled or suspended from school
  • The young person would benefit from having a mentor
  • The young person would like to get involved in the mentoring service

How to make a complaint

We are committed to providing a great service for all the young people we work with. However we recognise that you may be unhappy about the quality of our service, about something we have done or about something we have not done. You have a right to complain.

To find out more about how you can make a complaint, download our complaints leaflet »