Volunteering Roles - Mentor

Volunteer Mentor Role


Purpose of the role:

The primary purpose of the Volunteer Mentor role is to provide guidance, support, and inspiration to individuals in need, fostering their personal and professional growth. This role is crucial in helping our charity achieve its mission of empowering and uplifting the lives of our others. By fulfilling these objectives, Volunteer Mentors play a vital role in the  development of our beneficiaries, contributing to their long-term success and well-being. The mentorship provided not only impacts the individual mentees but also strengthens the fabric of our community, creating a ripple effect of positive change.

Commitment to Veterans:

The Mentor Ring recognizes, values and appreciates the skills and abilities of our UK Armed Forces Veterans and understands their diverse experiences and culture. Veterans are encouraged to apply about all of our volunteer roles and opportunities.


What you will be doing:

  • Travelling to and from mutually agreed meeting place.
  • Meeting with a mentee on a 1 – 1 basis, usually weekly or at an agreed regular time.
  • Working with the mentee to identify goals and objectives and to help them work towards them.
  • Providing support, guidance, and encouragement.
  • Using your own initiative to identify and access relevant sources to aid in your mentoring.
  • Participating in supervision meetings.
  • Maintaining records for monitoring and tracking purposes.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the project/scheme confidentiality policy.


  • Experience or interest in working with vulnerable individuals.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of taking notes
  • The ability to be flexible with time and cope with sudden changes to arrangements.

  • DBS Check required.

When and where:

  •  Monday – Friday (Flexible).
  • Flexible 10am -2pm
  • Flexible 5 hours per week.
  • Hours to suit volunteer and mentee.
  • Butetown Community Centre, Butetown, Cardiff CF10 5JA.
  • Also opportunties in England, London Borough of Bexley

How we will support you:

  • Mentors are given an induction upon beginning their volunteer role.
  • Full training is given for this role, which includes advice and contact details for anyone requiring extra support between mentoring meetings.
  • Expenses are fully reimbursed on a monthly basis.

What’s in it for you:

This is an ideal opportunity to meet new people and mix with your peers. Helping others can be very rewarding and can help you to decide if you would like to work in social care as a career, or even study to become a counsellor. You will also gain valuable experience of helping others, which can be added to your C.V.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, and if you are interested, please email: maxinej@MentorRing.org.uk

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