Supported Volunteering Mentoring

The Supported Volunteering Project works with clients with learning disabilities. Mentors support mentees on their journey to employment from gaining skills and confidence through volunteering. 

Volunteer Mentors are required to provide support to mentees with learning disabilities to take part in volunteering opportunities. Mentees are over 18 and have a range of support needs. Those with more complex needs will need help accessing volunteering. Those with less complex needs will require support in helping them to gain the skills to potentially move into paid employment.

Once trained, volunteer mentors will be matched to mentees with learning disabilities to support them in securing and carrying out a volunteering opportunity which suits them (often accompanying them to the volunteering position on a regular basis) and furthers their long-term objectives.

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No previous experience is needed but you will need the skills listed below

You will need:

  • A positive attitude
  • To be friendly and approachable
  • Good communication skills
  • A good standard of spoken English
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • An understanding of different learning disabilities (desirable but not essential)


Volunteer mentors need to be able to commit to the programme for at least 6 months, with a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week.

Benefits of this role:

  • Full training and supervision given
  • NVQ Level 2 qualification in Mentoring
  • Valuable experience of acting as a mentor in a specialist capacity - to people with learning disabilities
  • An increased awareness of different volunteering opportunities available in the Borough and the support available for people with learning disabilities
  • Satisfaction of supporting the mentee with whom you are matched
  • The chance to work with a mentee over time and to see the benefit of your support in the long term

Apply on-line using the button above or email your interest to [email protected]