Supporting people into work

WANTED: Volunteers who can spare one or two hours a week to mentor unemployed people in Westminster

Volunteer Centre Westminster has recently secured funding from The Big Lottery to deliver a “VolEmploy Mentoring” project.This project will address the issues of unemployment and social isolation in the area by improving the employability and life skills of individuals through mentoring. Over five years, the centre aims to recruit 200 mentors who will support individuals by providing them with access to volunteering, mentoring, training (on job related issues) and development and, in addition, build up their confidence, break down barriers to work and help them develop life skills.

Full training, support and supervision will be provided by Volunteer Centre Westminster, in Praed Street, Paddington.

No qualifications are needed, but volunteers will preferably be employed and have knowledge of job applications, CVs and interview techniques.

For more information, call Yohannes Hagos on 020 7087 4351 or email