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Mencap Visiting Volunteer - Gateshead

Opportunity Type:
South Shields
14 Apr 2020
About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

Job Advert

Are you friendly and sociable?Would you like to volunteer for the Mencap Visiting Service supporting an adult with a learning disability? 

We are looking for a volunteer to visit someone in the Gateshead area. She's very active and keen on a variety of things, from cake and coffee at her local cafe to going to the cinema for a scary movie.

As a Mencap Volunteer Visitor, you will be:

·      Visiting a designated beneficiary around six times a year 

·      Enjoying various activities together  

·      Building a supportive relationship with the person you visit

So if you are passionate about supporting a person with a learning disability and would like to become a key part of Mencap’s Visiting Service, please get in touch today.

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.  
For more information please read the volunteer role profile. Please click 'Additional Information' to apply using a Microsoft Word form.
To apply, you will first need to register to use the Mencap recruitment system.  Once logged in, you will then need to click the "apply" button, and fill in our 1 page application form.
  • 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 Team Leader and Service Manager