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Volunteer Mentor/Befriender

Ideally, this role would suit someone who can assist one or two hours weekly. 

Training and support

FearFree will provide induction training and appropriate training for the role. This role offers the opportunity to
develop skills and make an incredible difference to the people we support. The volunteer will be fully supported during their volunteering.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about supporting the work of our organisation
  • Good listening skills and empathy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

 Our volunteer mentor/befrienders
Offer 1:1 support to people who have experienced domestic abuse. The support is part of our recovery programmes and is offered to people who are now considered at no risk but who are still struggling with the trauma of their experiences and the impact these continue to have on their lives.

Main responsibilities:
• Provide 1:1 listening and emotional support
• Support and promote empowerment and recovery
• Promote independence
• Adhere to best practice and policies – safeguarding and raising concerns regarding risk
• Commit to offering weekly support for up to 16 weeks per case (time off for holidays/personal commitments is ok!)
• Support can be provided by phone or by video call

Time commitment: about 1 hour a week per case.

For more information, please contact hr@fearfree.org.uk or to apply: Volunteer Application Form – FearFree

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