Westminster, Greater London
Voluntary, 1 hour per week
Actively Interviewing
Job description

You will be supporting young people aged 10-25 in Westminster and the neighbouring boroughs, working closely with young people to empower them to achieve their goals. Volunteers provide regular sustained support for three to six months in a goal-focused programme tailored for the needs of young people.

Our programme is unique in that the sessions are structured by the needs of the young person. You could help the young person to; develop healthy family and social relationships, enhancing wellness, access to education and career development and building important life skills. 

At the end of the programme, we find that young people have increased in confidence, built and learnt new skills and feel more positive about their future!

Westminster Befriend a Family (WBAF) supports families and young people to identify and achieve their goals, making life-changing transformations that get them where they want to be. We’ve been supporting the community in Westminster for over 30 years, and we now serve the neighbouring boroughs too. Our programmes boost well-being, increase connectedness, and enable people to flourish as their autonomy and confidence grows.


  • Effective listening skills
  • Ability to empathise
  • Non-judgemental
  • Caring nature
  • Good verbal communication skills.


  • 1 to 2 hours a week over 6 months
  • volunteers are encouraged to attend regular group supervisions


  • Online theoretical training – 2 hours (in your own time, whenever it suits you)
  • Zoom practical training – 3 hours 


  • sense of satisfaction and reward when supporting vulnerable young people
  • specialised mentoring training
  • experience working with young people
  • we will provide references for your work if you complete a period of mentoring with us


  • To follow WBAF’s procedures and policies
  • To complete all training sessions and attend regular supervisions to ensure safe practice


Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 01 March 2022
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy