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Volunteer Fishing Sidekick - Minehead

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Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 2019
About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

Volunteering with Mencap is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

Job Advert
If you are a keen fishing fan and want to support someone with a learning disability pursue their interest in the sport, this could be the volunteering role for you.
We are looking for a friendly and reliable volunteer to spend time with one of the people we support and help him pursue his interest in fishing. 
The role will require you to have some knowledge of setting up and casting a line and also to share your fishing expertise with the person we support and help him achieve and enjoy the activity. You will support him on a one-to-one basis, but will have available contact with and support from the local team.
To be a Fishing Sidekick you need to be:
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Have your own fishing equipment
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good at communicating and listening
  • Able to volunteer one day per month for a time period to be agreed
There are no set days and time you’ll be volunteering, but we ask for a commitment of at least 6 months.
Please click on the Role Profile tab at the bottom of this page for more information about the role.
You can apply by either:
  • Downloading an application form by clicking on the Additional Information tab. Completing the form and emailing it to volunteering@mencap.org.uk
  • Applying online by clicking the Apply tab. Please note that you need to register first before you apply.
 If you have any questions or concerns your application has not been received then please contact Mencap's Volunteering Team at volunteering@mencap.org.uk
  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for you
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed (e.g. travel and activity costs within agreed limits)
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution