Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Blyth
31 Jul 2024
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

We are looking for a volunteer visitor in Blyth, Northumberland where we support an gentleman with a learning disability. He loves going to the pub for a pint and his favourite meal of fish and chips. He also really likes to listen to music, watch TV or do some crafts whilst relaxing in his home. He is able to communicate well both on the phone and in person and loves to make a cheeky joke or two. 

This role is for a volunteer who is passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities and are looking for the opportunity to build a supporting relationshipOur volunteers are kind and passionate people. They are keen to challenge themselves and others for the best possible outcomes, and they are inclusive of everyone, regardless of disability.

Does this describe you? If so, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or apply below

 

Benefits

  • 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 Manager
You must be 18 or over and be able to provide 2 references.
 
Read more about the work Mencap is doing here: https://www.mencap.org.uk/volunteering
 

About Mencap

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Our vision is 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, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

 
About this service:

We offer a lifelong befriending service for people with learning disabilities. Matching the skills and interests of passionate visitors with the specific hobbies and interests of individual people with a learning disability.

Our visitors visit six times a year to create a 1-2-1 connection, offer companionship, encourage people to do the things they enjoy and check-in on their wellbeing.

In many cases, our visitor is the only person in someone’s life who isn’t paid to be there for them.

 
 

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