Mentor for Young Afghan refugees

What You'll Do: 

If you’d like to assist young people who have arrived from Afghanistan, Westminster Befriend a Family (WBAF) is recruiting volunteer mentors!  We offer mentoring young people aged 10-25 to help them to achieve their goals with the support of a mentor.  In a programme adapted for the specific needs of refugees, our volunteers provide regular social, emotional and practical support, for up to two hours a week, for three to six months.  We offer volunteers bespoke and comprehensive training to ensure they’re prepared for their role, with ongoing support and structured supervisions, as well as a range of tailored resources.  You’ll need to be able to commit to at least six months of support, and we require a DBS check, which we take care of, as well as two recent references. While we welcome applications from all languages and backgrounds, we particularly encourage people with language skills (Pashtu, Dari, Farsi, Arabic and more!) to apply for the role. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, supporting young people to settle in and access the support they need, please sign up


Why You'll Love It: 

You will be making a difference to young people and families who need our support more than ever. You will build relationships and networks and meet so many amazing, like-minded people who want to make a difference!

What You'll Learn: 


  • 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


What We're Looking For: 

We are look for people who have the following:


  • Good listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Non-judgemental
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed to making a difference to young people and able to dedicate an hour a week for 12-24 weeks.
  • Willing to complete our online training and undertake a DBS check (which we will sort for you).
Crime and Violence
Human Rights
Young People
United Kingdom
12 Weeks Minimum
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Cultural Awareness
Over 18 years old
Phone Interview

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