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Amy’s story: volunteering as a mentor with Friendship Works at Christmas

Amy began volunteering with Family Action in the run up to last Christmas with our mentoring service Friendship Works. At…

Gabrielle’s story: the difference I make as a mentor

Gabrielle is a volunteer mentor with our Friendship Works service. She writes about how her friendship with Crocell, her mentee,…

Crocell’s story: how having a friend and mentor helped me

Crocell, 16, writes about his friendship with his volunteer mentor, Gabrielle. Crocell was referred to our Friendship Works service in…

Leaving the care system and having a mentor

One year ago, our Friendship Works service ran the first training weekend for Care Leaver Mentors.  David, one of the…

Friendship Works – Care leavers first year

After a huge amount of success working with children in care, our Friendship Works service is drawing on 40 years’…

Sarah-Louise’s Story: what mentoring means this National Mentoring Day

For National Mentoring Day on 27th October, Sarah-Louise, a volunteer mentor with our Friendship Works service, reflected on what mentoring…

Charlie Story: Volunteering in the 21st century

We hear from Charlie, a Volunteer Befriender with our National Parent Support Service discussing why she volunteers her time and…

Joshua’s story: A child in need of a mentor

Our London mentoring service, Friendship Works currently has 48 children in Lambeth and other London boroughs who are waiting for…

Back to School Time

It’s back to school time again and our London mentoring service, Friendship Works is looking at how this and other…