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Fab Fun - out and about - Volunteer Visitor, Lancing/Worthing area

Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Lancing
Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 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

In this role you will be supporting a fabulous woman who lives in the BN15 area visiting her 6 times a year.    She lives in a lovely home with a number of other house mates who also have learning disabilities. 

This lady is Absolutely Fabulous and loves glamour.  Having her nails painted is a  MUST the colours pink and red are especially popular.  She loves going out to do a bit of shopping. but also enjoys checking out the TV listing magazines and catching up on all her favorite soaps, especially Emmerdale.  She is a big big fan of anything ABBA and the film Mama Mia. 

She would like a fun loving and outgoing visitor like you to share some of her favorite activities with.  

You will be introduced and get to know her with the support of Mencap staff.

The Mencap visiting service was launched in 1963 and was designed to be a befriending service to adults with a learning disability for after their parents passed away.  

To read about how befriending can support people with a learning disability to take part in leisure activities please click here

 
When & where do I need to be available?

Visits are every 2 months and can be Tuesdays or Thursday.

Visits will last around 1 - 1.5 hours.  

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
  • Fun-loving and outgoing
  • A fan of TV soaps and ABBA is an advantage but certainly not a must

 

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 our Volunteer Coordinator, who will join you for your first visit