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Mentor Volunteer

Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours
1 hours per day.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/11/2017 at 10:26 AM

Mentor (London, Various, Optivo)

We are looking for volunteers who want to offer their spare time to mentor our over 50’s residents, have a cup of tea with them and provide a good listening ear.  This role would suit someone outgoing and friendly.

You must be able to commit to volunteer between 2-3 days per week over 3-4 months.

The mentor volunteers must also be over 50 to be eligible to volunteer.

Mentors will offer their own time to support an over 50s beneficiary with their wellbeing whilst establishing trust to improve their circumstances.

The mentor volunteer will talk them through available support and offer practical help in accessing the service they need by signposting and creating referrals to other supportive services.

The programme will help people aged 50+ back into employment, further learning and linking them to local services to tackle isolation, loneliness and low levels of confidence.

We are looking for volunteers who have;

  • Good listening and communication skills, these are essential for this role.

  • Volunteers need to be confident, proactive and support residents.

  • Flexible.

To Apply Please complete the application form online. The link to the form is below:




Equal Opportunities

At Optivo our aim is to have a diverse and inclusive workforce where people are respected for who they are. We embrace and celebrate cultural diversity in the workplace and value the strengths it brings us as an organisation. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect irrespective of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We treat everyone we house, serve, employ and work with fairly and expect and encourage others to do the same.

How to apply

Please complete the application form online. The link to the form is below.


If you are unable to use the online process please contact volunteering@optivo.org.uk and we will send you an application pack