Supported Volunteer Mentors

Gateway supports volunteersMany people would benefit from a volunteering experience but have to overcome barriers such as health or disability issues, learning disability, mental health issues, or being low in confidence. Our Supported Volunteer Service recruits volunteer peer mentors to help people overcome these barriers and start volunteering. Volunteers may choose to become involved in some or all of these activities:

  • Taking on short-term assignments (usually one session per week for between 4-12 weeks) to assist an individual to begin volunteering.  This would be to help someone learn their volunteer role and gain the confidence to continue to volunteer independently.
  • Supporting the Gateway Volunteer Peer Network by helping at meetings 3 times per year: welcoming, signing people in, assisting with refreshments etc.
  • To raise awareness of the Gateway Volunteer Service and Supported Volunteering Service through attending community groups and outreach events.

You will be supported by the Gateway Volunteer Service.


This is the ideal role for: Someone who loves volunteering, and wants to help others to love it too.  If you believe everyone should have the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences and have the time to commit to this one-to-one support, we would love to hear from you.

Time commitment: Varies depending on the volunteer supported and the nature of the barriers to overcome but usually one session per week for 4-12 weeks.

Locations: Across Kirklees.

Training:  All volunteers will receive full training to undertake this role. Professional supervision will be available throughout.


Please note, all roles involving children, young people and adults at risk may be subject to screening and will be directed and closely monitored by a supervisor, who will support and guide your work.


Apply now or find out more

Apply or find out moreIf you’d like to find out more, visit:

Gateway Volunteer Service


or contact Janet Edmunds or
Catherine Bickerstaff:

Phone: 01484 414774



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