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Mencap Volunteer Visitor - Milton Keynes

Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Milton Keynes
Salary Details:
0
31 Dec 2020
About Mencap

Mencap is the leading learning disability charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We work with people with a learning disability and their families to challenge prejudice and change laws, and we directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Our challenge is to make this world a reality.

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

You will spend time with a gentleman who has a learning disability, visiting him 6 times a year.

He is in his 50's and lives in a nice shared house with his five housemates, who also have a learning disability.
 
He likes listening to music, Arsenal football team and going out shopping as he likes having people around him.  This gentleman has dementia, so may take some time to get to know you.  It would be nice if a volunteer could create some reminiscence style activities, as well as spending time to get to know him and joining in with his favourite activities.
 
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.
 

For more information contact Leila.Pearce@mencap.org.uk or click on the apply button

We look forward to hearing from you
Benefits
 
As a Mencap volunteer you will receive:
 
  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for you
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • The opportunity to meet new people
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution