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Volunteer Dancing Sidekick - Newton Abbot

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Newton Abbot
31 Jan 2020
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.
 
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
  • Do you enjoy dancing?
  • Would you like to support someone to continue their hobby?
  • Are you reliable, fun and free twice a month? 
If you can answer yes to any of these questions then you could be exactly who we're looking for!
 
You will help one of the ladies we support to go dancing more often. She loves dancing and enjoys going to different classes, but she doesn’t always get to go as often as she likes. 
 
You will get to know the person we support alongside Mencap staff and we hope that as a Volunteer Dancing Sidekick you will help someone to do what they love, as well as improve their well being and confidence.
 
To be a Volunteer Dancing Sidekick you need to be:
  • 18 or over
  • Interested in dancing
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good at communicating and listening
  • Able to volunteer on a weekly or fortnightly basis for 2 - 4 hours. 
Please note we will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for all successful applicants.
    
For more information about the role and the service, please download the role profile at the bottom of the page.
 
Benefits
  • 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