Mentoring and Befriending with CSV

Mentor and mentee laughing during a break in their game of football

Mentoring and befriending is a big challenge with big rewards.

On many of our projects you will be helping some of the most vulnerable people in society.

We'll make sure you're matched with the right person, and give the training and support you need every step of the way.

CSV's mentoring and befriending schemes are designed to fit in with your busy schedule.

Give a few hours in your lunch break, after work, or at the weekend and you could transform someone's life.

Step outside your daily routine, meet new people, and step into a brand new perspective on life.

Above all you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference where it matters most.

Supporting Families

Our groundbreaking Volunteers supporting Families project matches trained volunteers with families who are in need of additional support. Find out more and get involved

Child Protection

Our award-winning Volunteers in Child Protection scheme matches volunteers with families with children on child protection plans. Read more about volunteering in child protection. Read more about child protection

Young People

Mentoring and befriending a vulnerable young person helps them get a better start in life. Read more about mentoring a young person

Older People

Older people have the right to live independently and with dignity. Provide friendship and support. Read more about befriending an older person


Mentoring via email is a flexible and fun way to make a real difference to a young person. Read more about eMentoring


Harnessing the experience of older people to help young people find work, stay on in education or take up training. Read more about Grandmentors

Mentoring in Schools

Help students with reading, writing, maths and science. Read more about mentoring school pupils


Help tackle the issues faced by offenders when they leave prison. Are you a good listener? Read more about befriending offenders