Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Northwood
Salary Details:
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30 Jul 2021
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

The Coronavirus crisis and current lockdown has meant that a lot of the people we support are more isolated than before.  Some are unable to get out and about and may only see other people they live with.

We are looking to recruit a volunteer who would like to join a gentleman in his 70's who lives in a care home in Northwood.  To begin with you will telephone staff at her home bi-monthly to check how he is.  Then when restrictions are lifted and it is safe for him to receive visitors, you will visit him every other month, 6 visits a year. 
 
This gentleman likes stationary (pens/ paper/ diaries), playing Connect4 and drawing pictures.  He likes listening to his favorite music or looking through magazines. You will spend time getting to know him and joining in with his favorite 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.
 
When & where do I need to be available?
 

Visits are every 2 months.  Any day is fine, but please avoid meal times. 

Visits will last around 1 hour. 
 

This person lives in Northwood.  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 and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Good communication and listening skills 
  • Accepting of others who might be different from yourself
  • Able to use initiative and work autonomously
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:
 
    • Training & induction into the service and volunteer 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
    • Ongoing support from Team Leader and Service Manager

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.

 


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