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Sidekick Volunteers - West London

Opportunity Type:
Advertising End Date:
31 Jan 2019
About Mencap

We want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Everything we do is about making this world a reality.

Job Advert

You will spend time with adults with a learning disability out in the local area in Cowley, west London.

We support 3 women with a learning disability who love a chat & a cup of tea. The ladies love to meet new people & enjoy going to the local park for a picnic or to the pub for a drink & a bite to eat. If you're friendly and up for a natter, get in touch!

We also support 3 men who love outdoor activities such as Formula One, truck racing, Brands Hatch, football matches, fairground attractions and horse racing. If this sounds like you, let us know!

You'll make a huge difference by sharing your interests and spending time together.

When & where do I need to be available?

Going out with the lads: weekends (fortnightly)

Tea with the ladies: Thursdays (fortnightly)

Visits will last around 1 - 2 hours.  

Our house is in Cowley, west London, close to Uxbridge and West Drayton train stations. 

Before applying please check your journey to make sure it's practical for you.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Friendly, patient and reliable
  • Willing to volunteer within Mencap's guidelines and take direction where needed
  • A good communicator


  • Make a difference for a person with a learning disability
  • Training & induction to the volunteer role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. travel)
  • Mencap Extras – discounts from high street retailers
  • Meet new people
  • We'll value your contribution
  • Ongoing support from the Mencap team