Support, Guidance and Mentoring

Support, Guidance and Mentoring

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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Anglia Care Trust
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Volunteer to offer guidance, a listening ear or mentor on a 1:1 basis in your local community - supporting a cause that you are passionate about.

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Can you spare an hour or two on either a weekly or monthly basis to support a young person or a vulnerable adult in your local community?

We have a range of volunteer roles available within our services including:

-       Supporting a young person who is currently in a children’s home or foster placement by being a listening ear and a positive role model. This role is usually on one weekend day a month of your choice and includes doing a fun activity with your young person that you will both enjoy. This role sits within our Children and Young People’s services.


-       Assist a vulnerable person in your local community by visiting them at home for a cup of tea and a chat to help reduce loneliness and offer support. This role is 1 – 2 hours on a weekly basis and focuses on empowering and enabling the individual to become a part of their community by engaging in groups they wouldn’t otherwise attend without initial support and encouragement. This role is part of our Enabling service.


-       Mentoring a young person who has experienced trauma in the family home. This role is 2 hours a week over 8 weeks. This role is based within our Children and Young People services.


-       Helping an individual who have been recently discharged from hospital and need a friendly face to speak to whilst they recover and support with certain activities such as attending GP appointments / picking up prescriptions or even walking their dog. This role forms a valuable part of our Supported Hospital Discharge Service.

If you can spare an hour or more on either a monthly, fortnightly or weekly basis, we can match you according to your qualities and interests with as few or as many hours as you would like to offer.

Full training is provided and all mileage expenses are paid at 45p a mile.

We would love to hear from you!

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About Anglia Care Trust

ACT has been established for over 50 years and we have over 100 staff and more than 250 amazing volunteers. Our services give people the stability, support and challenge which they need to enable them to realise their full potential.

We specialise in preventative, community based services, giving people the stability, support and challenge which is often required in order to enable them to realise their full potential. We deliver a range of projects promoting the well being of children, young people, adults and families alike.

Our activities, both charitable and publicly funded are delivered within three broad headings:

Community Safety – helping people to feel safe
Housing Services – helping people to keep a roof over their heads
Advice, Guidance and Advocacy – helping people to be heard


Everyone has the opportunity to live in their community with support, dignity and purpose.


Our Mission is to assist people, whatever their circumstances, realise this vision by providing a range of high quality advice, guidance and support services, delivered by skilled and knowledgeable personnel.


We are an organisation that responds to our communities needs and our values are:
Always act with integrity, honesty, trust and respect
Empower individuals, families and neighbourhoods
Embed strong governance, financial prudence, Safeguarding good practice and equality and diversity into everything we do
Use our expertise to influence positive change within everything in which we’re involved
Continuously review and improve our contribution to society & therefore increase public benefit.