Brighton and Hove Volunteer SearchDetails of Opportunity

Mentor/Befriender with Assert

St Peters

About this volunteering opportunity

 The role of a 1:1 mentor is to meet regularly at an agreed location and to offer support, this could include:

* Assisting with using public transport

* Budgeting skills

* Safety with money in the community

* Daily living skills

* Social skills

* Identifying own skills,

*  Identifying courses,

About this organisation

Assert supports adults with High Functioning Autism and Asperger syndrome and their parents, partners and carers through case work, benefits and housing advice, one to one support, social groups and activities. We also provide a mentoring service.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

Autism awareness training in given with this position and on-going support is provided. The opportunity to gain experience and to develop wider skills.

Mentoring and befriending specific training will be provided. 

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

Mentoring and Befriending with Assert is a voluntary and mutually beneficial and purposeful relationship in which an individual gives time to support another to enable them to make changes in their life. Mentoring provides an opportunity to improve communication skills.


Skills or experience needed for this opportunity: Patience, clear communication, non-judgemental attitude. 

Minimum age: 18 years.

Knowledge and understanding of Autism and Asperger syndrome is desirable but full training will be provided.


The contact person for this opportunity is Cat Hogan-Jones, 07950 277 420

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



  • disabled people
  • people with health problems
  • befriending
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