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Sports Fan Volunteer Sidekick - Taunton

Personal Support
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20 Dec 2019
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.
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.
Job Advert

Do you enjoy watching sports – especially football? Are you a reliable and friendly person? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

One of the people we support is a sports fanatic – he is a huge Manchester United football fan, but doesn’t always have someone to share his passion with.

He also enjoys going to Classic Car shows, and visiting the local pub for a drink and a chat. He is a bubbly gent with a bit of a cheeky side!

He would really benefit from spending time with a Volunteer Sidekick who could watch the matches with him at home, and go out into the community together to have fun!

To be a Volunteer Sports Fan Sidekick you need to be:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Friendly and approachable
  • An interest in football: If you're a Manchester United FC Fan that would be a huge bonus - but not essential
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Reliable and patient
  • Personalised training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel, a meal out with the person you visit)
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued
  • You will be making a difference!