Mentoring

We currently have 140 trained LOOK Mentors: a brilliant community of visually impaired volunteers that shares experience and life hacks with younger VI peers aged between 11 – 29yrs.

Our Mentors

Our Mentors find the funny side to life, and they help other VI young people to grow in self-confidence and to thrive.

All our LOOK Mentors are 18 years + and are DBS checked. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have different VI needs and experiences, but they share a passion and commitment to supporting VI young people through mentoring.

Our flagship LOOK Mentor Project keeps growing, and we are continually investing in the LOOK Mentors. Some of the mentees have gone on to be Mentors, and some now work with LOOK on the Mentor Project. It is brilliant that the LOOK Mentor Project really is helping VI young people to thrive. Thank you to all the amazing LOOK Mentors who volunteer their time to support their younger peers.

Take the Next Step

Megan with guide dog crouched down next to two Mentors seated.

How Do I Become a Mentor?

Are you 18-29, with wisdom to share, and want to hone your leadership skills while helping other visually impaired people navigate life with sight loss? 

Andrea on the beach, wearing a red coat, with her guide dog.

How Do I Get a Mentor?

If you’re 11-29 and at school, uni or college, we have a mentor ready to help you navigate next steps and thrive. 

Latest Mentoring Posts

Kombo Naz and Ruth S in their overall and wellies holding up the fresh lettuce they had just picked

Peer Mentoring Matters

Experience has shown us that visually impaired young people are best supported by those that have personal experiences of living with a visual impairment. The

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Close up of Chris in rugby kit, holding a rugby ball in both hands. He has a full head of dark brown hair and a beard.

Mentor Profile: Chris

Meet one of our LOOK Mentors, Chris. He has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and began losing his sight as a teenager. What made you become a LOOK

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