Volunteer Mentors and Befrienders

Befrienders provide practical and emotional support to families in need by making supportive visits to their assigned family in the Westminster area. You can click here to read about our befriending service in more detail.


Mentors will be part of the Broadening Horizons Project. They will work with a young person age 13+ for either 6 months or 2 school terms. They will support the young person in their school work and help the young person to formulate a plan for their education or career goals.



Once we have received your completed application, we will invite you for a meeting. If you are successful we will put you forward for a befriending training course.

We are extremely thankful for the skills our volunteer interns bring to the running of our Victoria office. Our internships are excellent ways to learn new skills which will be widely applicable in the workplace, so if you’re looking for experience for your CV or just want to try something new and meet new people, we’d love to hear from you!

The time commitment for our volunteer internship roles is 1 to 5 days a week.

Once we have received your completed application, if we think we may have a suitable position we will invite you for an interview to discuss your volunteering in more detail.

Meet some of our volunteers


Guy worked with Westminster Befriend a Family as an office volunteer.


Rosie worked with Westminster Befriend a Family as a summer intern.


Clara is a volunteer family befriender.

Please note: we have used stock images and changed the names in some cases to protect the identities of our volunteers