Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Denbigh
30 Sep 2021
Hours Per Week:
0

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We support a gentleman is in his early 50's who has a learning disability.

He is a lovely gentleman who enjoys a cup of coffee and a chocolate muffin. He likes to watch films and listening to CD’s.  He enjoys going for a stroll and going out for lunch, or going to the shops and buying new things. He really enjoys staying at home and doing crafts too. He doesn't have many visitors so seeing a volunteer every other month would really make a difference.

Visits will take place at home initially, but once you get to know him you can go out for a stroll and maybe lunch, accompanied by support staff.

He would would benefit from a volunteer that has experience of volunteering and working with someone with a learning disability. 

In this role you will spend time together doing some of the things he enjoys by visiting him 6 times a year. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.

You will be introduced and get to know him with the support of a key worker.

 
When & where do I need to be available?
  • Visits are every 2 months and can be during the week or weekends.
  • Visits will last around 1 - 1.5 hours or longer depending on what you plan to do.
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, patient and reliable

 

Benefits

  • Make a difference for a person with a learning disability
  • Training & induction to the volunteer role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. travel)
  • Mencap Extras – discounts from high street retailers
  • Meet new people
  • We'll value your contribution
  • Ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator, who will join you for your first visit

About Mencap

 

We want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Everything we do is about making this world a reality.

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