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Kickboxing Sidekick Volunteer

Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Salary Details:
0
19 Dec 2019
Hours Per Week:
37.5
About Mencap

1.4 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

 

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

 

Volunteering with us 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

We support a pair of men with a learning disability in Mencap’s shared house in Selby who love to keep fit and take part in a local kickboxing class.

We are looking for someone to help support them as they attend their weekly kickboxing class in Selby, giving them support to following instructions and keeping up with the rest of the class as well as supporting them in travelling to and from the class in the evening.

The Kickboxing class is every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm.

Assistance and support travelling to and from the class would ideally be part of the role.

Skills needed
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Interested in others
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Willing to volunteer within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
  • Good communication and listening skills
Benefits

What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel) *
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued