Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Lancing
07 Jan 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

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.  

 
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
  • If you have a car so you can go out for a light lunch that would also be great, but not a must.

Benefits

  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for me
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • 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
  • Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator and Service Manager

About Mencap

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

For more information about what a learning disability is click here

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.
 
The Mencap visiting service (MVS) was launched in 1963 as a befriending service to adults with a learning disability after their parents pass away.  

We currently support over 300 people of all ages across the England and Wales.

MVS volunteers reduce social isolation, expand networks and build friendships.

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.  This is especially important in direct support roles as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.

In addition, it is mandatory that you take a lateral flow test on the day of your volunteering.

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