National Mentoring Day


National Mentoring Day is the largest global celebration of mentoring -taking place on the 27thOctober each year. We are a non-profit organisation created to educate, connect, support, and celebrate mentors and mentoring initiatives across the world, giving them the recognition, they deserve.

As the voice of mentoring, we raise public awareness throughout the year, of mentoring in all its forms, to inspire current and future generations to fully adopt and embrace mentoring. Our mission is to make mentoring accessible to everyone.

Working together through collaboration and connectionis critical to support all sectors of business, charities, non-profits, education, and society. This means unprecedented levels of mentoring are urgently needed.

National Mentoring Day plays a key role in giving prominence to mentoring initiatives and a national voice to amplifytheir important and inspiring mentoring stories and services.

National Mentoring Day was inaugurated as an official National Day at the Houses of Parliament in London, England. The day is now celebrated and recognised by millions of people, businesses, and charities across the world, receiving government, industry and celebrity endorsements and attracting widespread media coverage.

We believe everyone has skills, knowledge, or experience to share as a mentor.
One hour can be all that’s needed to effect a positive change.

Sectors We Support

Supporting mentoring initiatives to successfully grow is at the heart of everything we do.

Our mission is to make mentoring accessible to everyone, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or circumstances. We work to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
To achieve this, we:
  • Campaign all year round to promote and educate on the significant benefits of mentoring.
  • Enable mentoring initiatives to showcase their products, services, events, news,and stories throughout the year.
  • Connect communities with those who seek to be a mentor or find a mentor.
  • Signpost resources and opportunities to help bridge the skills gap and elevate mentoring.
  • Increase visibility of organisations implementing and making a difference through mentoring.
  • Build key strategic partners who are committed to impacting lives through mentoring.
  • Expand our relationships with government officials and organisations.
  • Work closely with academic and industry leaders to advance mentoring.
  • Offer sponsorship, official partnership opportunities and PR and media services to give high profile exposure to mentoring initiatives.
We look forward to celebrating and promoting YOUR mentoring initiatives and achievements.  

There are thousands of mentoring initiatives and there are thousands of mentees that need mentoring - National Mentoring Day helps bring them together.


National Mentoring Day focuses on collectively sharing experiences and paying tribute to mentoring. We ask everyone to join in and acknowledge mentors who have made a difference.

Our aim is to encourage interactive discussions, events, social media activities and facilitate shared vision and synergies for everyone involved in the industry to showcase the benefits and impact of mentoring.