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Beauty visiting volunteer St. Austell

Opportunity Type:
St. Austell
Salary Details:
04 Jun 2021
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.

For more information about what is a learning disability click here
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

We are looking for a volunteer who would like to spend a short time visiting a lady who enjoys a hand massage and her nails being painted. 

The situation with lockdown and the Coronavirus crisis 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, if they live with anyone at all.
We are looking to recruit a volunteer who can develop a friendly relationship with a 66 year-old lady near St. Austell an area of Cornwall. This will start while we are in these restricted times as a phone call to staff and sending gifts for birthday, Easter and Christmas etc through the post, as part of a telephone befriending service. 
When we are out of lockdown fully and she is safe to receive visitors, you will then visit her at home once every other month, to total 6 visits per year. This is usually how the Mencap Visiting Service (MVS) operates under normal conditions.
When visits start she enjoys 1-2-1 time having her hands massaged and nails painted while enjoying some white chocolate buttons, Your calls will help to build the relationship before you are able to visit. 
The Mencap visiting service was launched in 1963 and was designed to be a befriending service to adults with a learning disability for after their parents pass away.
For more information please read the volunteer role profile.

To apply, you will first need to register to use the Mencap recruitment system.  Once logged in, you will then need to click the "apply" button, and fill in our 1 page application form.

Alternatively, you can apply by downloading and filling in the form from the "Additional Information" button at the bottom of the page.  Please then email your completed form to alex.hawkey@mencap.org.uk so it can be processed.

  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for me
  • To feel fully supported in your 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
  • To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution
  • Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator and Service Manager