Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Belfast
Salary Details:
0
31 May 2021
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

We are looking for a volunteer to support the staff in the summer schemes to provide a stimulating and caring environment for the children and young people as well as to encourage the children to try new experiences and have fun during their summer break.

  • Having someone to support and encourage them can give children and young people the confidence they need to try new experiences and enjoy a wide range of activities.
  • Having the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities can promote physical and emotional wellbeing, leading to increased confidence and self esteem.
 

About the team

The Children, Young People and Families team delivers activities for children and young people with a learning disability and their families. This includes the early years’ service, summer schemes and several programmes such as HEROES, Transform, and the Youth Inclusion Hub.

 

When do I need to be available?

  • Summer schemes run throughout July/August. Monday to Friday, 9am until 4.00pm. The ideal commitment from a volunteer is a minimum of 1 week.
  • The location of the Belfast Community Scheme will be: Mencap Centre, 5 School Road, Newtownbreda, BT8 6BT
 

What skills do I need?

  • Commitment to the aims and values of Mencap
  • Reliability and commitment
  • Ability to relate to other people
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Some knowledge of disability or issues that are relevant to children and young people with a learning disability/learning, behavioural or communication difficulty

Benefits

What can I expect from Mencap?

The role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet new people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Develop an understanding of the issues affecting the lives of children and young people with a learning disability/learning, behavioural or communication difficulty.
  • Be part of a team where everyone contributes to enabling children and young people to enjoy their summer break and improving their health and wellbeing.
  • Learn new skills and have new experiences which could lead to increased career opportunities.
  • Take on a new challenge and make a difference to children and young with a learning disability/learning, behavioural or communication difficulty and their families and carers.

 

About Mencap

What difference will I make?

 

1.4 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

 

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

 

Volunteering with us 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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