HeadStart volunteer mentoring

What we do

If you are a young person (aged 10 – 16) going through a difficult time or unsure what you want to do in life, we can help.

We’ll team you up with an older mentor who shares similar interests to yours. The mentor will help you think about what you want to achieve, and what support you need to do that. 

Your sessions together could include sport, activities in your local area, and help with school work – whatever will benefit you.

You and your mentor will meet for a couple of hours each week outside of school hours (early evening or weekends). You can have a mentor for up to 6 months.

  • To request a mentor, fill out the referral form at the bottom of this page
  • If you're interested in being a HeadStart mentor, visit our volunteer section to learn more about the role and how to apply
  • To learn more about the HeadStart scheme, go to the HeadStart website.

Referral form

How we use your data

We will use the information you give us ensure this referral meets the criteria for our HeadStart service. We will also use it to get in touch regarding the referral. For more detailed information on how we use your data, please read our privacy statement.

If you have any comments, compliments or complaints about the service, you can let us know here.