If you want to volunteer as a Mentor

All our Peer Mentors undertake accredited training delivered by the Institute of Mental Health and are provided with regular supervision and support. 

Mentors are taught to empower mentees using a person-centred approach and effectively draw on their own experience to listen to their mentees and help them to explore options and make their own decisions.

Why Volunteer? 

  • Develop excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Utilise knowledge or any interests that you already have
  • Build your confidence
  • Put volunteering experience on your CV
  • Our Peer Mentor Training is accredited by the Open University
  • Gain references for your CV
  • Demonstrate to employers that you are reliable and responsible.  (You have shown commitment to a task and maintained a regular pattern of working hours).
  • Meet people who can help you to find paid employment when you are ready
  • It is sure to give you great feeling to know that you are helping to improve the quality of someone else’s life and doing so much good!

Our ethos:

 We are all here to help each other along in life.

VoiceAbility has been a life changing experience, not just for me but also for my family and my mentees. During my mentoring I have come across some strong inspiring service users who make my work feel so special to me. I have received a lot of support from colleagues and also admin staff and managers. VoiceAbility has given me a purpose in life  and I feel so honoured to be part of such a great team. I have had a lot of doors slammed in my face but VoiceAbility isn’t one of them, instead they open the doors. I feel that all the staff and service users are an asset to this company. Sometimes I still wake up feeling lost like I have no purpose in life anymore, but once I turn up for work I leave feeling so positive and as though I have achieved a lot. VoiceAbility makes me feel like I belong here. Thank you all for all the work and support. 

Natalie Barnett