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Let's do lunch with Vince - Volunteer Visitor - Tunbridge Wells

Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Advertising End Date:
31 May 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 Vince, visiting 6 times a year.

Vince is in his 60s and lives independently in a nice self contained flat but supported by staff who check in on him every day.

He is a fun chap who follows Arsenal football club.  He really enjoys going for a mooch around the local charity shops and loves spending time in his local area and nearby high street.  He would very much like someone to go out with.

You will spend time with Vince joining in with his favourite activities. Visits can take place at home but he would love to go out for a meal with you or a trip out somewhere for a cuppa and a slice of cake and a friendly chat.

Vince will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.

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

 
When & where do I need to be available?

Visits are every 2 months and preferably on Mondays or Thursday from 4pm however other days and times can be arranged.

Visits will last around 1 - 1.5 hours or longer... 

Vince lives in Tunbridge Wells a short 10 minute walk from the city centre.   

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

 

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