Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Lostwithiel
31 Mar 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

Are you passionate about supporting people with a learning disability to do the things they love?

We are looking for one or two volunteers who are happy to get out and about in the local community supporting the fun loving people living in the Lostwithiel area of Cornwall. The people we support have many interest and enjoy lots of variety so there will always be plenty to do like; exploring the area, going to the beach, grabbing a coffee and having a chat, or enjoying a knit and natter just to name a few!

As a volunteer you would not need to be a coffee aficionado or Cornwall’s next tour guide, just willing to bring enthusiasm and fun.
 
 
For this role, you need to be:
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good at communicating and listening
  • Able to volunteer fortnightly - we can be very flexible to when suits you
  • Reliable and patient
  • Interested in others
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Willing to volunteer within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
 
For this role you will also need to provide two character references, and we will need to create a DBS check for you.
 
Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.  This is especially important in direct support roles as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.

In addition, it is mandatory that you take a lateral flow test on the day of your volunteering.
  
Please click on the Role Profile tab at the bottom of this page for more information about the role. 
 
You can apply by either:
  • Downloading an application form by clicking on the Additional Information tab. Completing the form and emailing it to volunteering@mencap.org.uk
  • Applying online by clicking the Apply tab. Please note that you need to register first before you apply. You can find application instructions by clicking the Additional Information tab. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns your application has not been received then please contact Mencap's Volunteering Team at volunteering@mencap.org.uk
 

Benefits

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 reimbursed (e.g. travel and activity costs)
  • 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

About Mencap

What difference will I make?

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, while having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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