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Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.

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Peer Mentor

Peer Mentor

Organisation role · Flexible hours
14 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, PE30 1JN, United Kingdom
Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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Volunteering Matters
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Summary

Our project support adults with additional support needs to engage with their local community. We do this through supported volunteering and social activities.

Detailed description

Here at the Match & Mentor project we support adults with additional support needs to engage with their local community. We do this through supported volunteering, skills training, and social activities. We are based in Kings Lynn, and support local individuals.


Our volunteer mentors work with individuals or small groups out in the community. We try to tailor these activities to individual interests as much as possible, and often include activities such as:


  • Acting as a mentor and a role model, helping our beneficiaries improve their self-confidence and self esteem
  • Support to learn and develop life skills such as cooking, shopping and budgeting
  • Delivering small group activity sessions on a variety of topics
  • Support to access external volunteering and/or social activities
  • Support to access public transport


Volunteering is an excellent route to recognised work experience in a variety of sectors, including social work, social care, nursing, medicine, teaching or youth work.


We will also provide training, regular supervisions and will reimburse you for any volunteering expenses.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Volunteering Matters

Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.

We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.

In 2020 we launched a new strategy – Volunteering Matters Strategy 2020. Based on the impact our volunteers and programmes have in communities across the UK, we are bringing people together through volunteering to build stronger communities so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.