Mentoring and Befriending Foundation: Homepage

Welcome to the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation

The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation aims to ensure that mentoring and befriending are at the centre of current and future national volunteering strategies.

Through the promotion of standards and a range of support structures and services, the Foundation aims to provide a quality experience for the volunteer and a successful outcome for mentees and befriendees.

Rapport Feature - Spring 2007 - "Matching mentors and befrienders for success"

Peer Mentoring

Successfully matching mentors and befrienders with vulnerable clients relies on more than a magic formula.  Dominic Wood hears three APS project leaders reveal how to combat potential dangers from the outset and guard against bad matches.  

Read this month's featured article from Rapport - MBF's magazine 

Featured Case Study - York Blind and Partially Sighted Society


Miss H is 94 years old and lives independently in a small bungalow.  She is registered blind.  Since having a befriender Miss H has received support and practical help.  "The befriending service has helped me feel less lonely".  She is comforted by the knowledge that someone comes regularly once a week to spend time with her and help with her finances to stop her using payday loans online.

Read Miss H's full story