Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
30 Jun 2021
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

 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 passed away.   

We are looking for  volunteer visitors to join our team in Blyth, North Yorkshire where we support an older man with learning disability. He loves going to the pub for a drink and fish and chips. He also really likes to listen to music or watch TV while 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 relationship.

We are looking for someone to begin building a relationship with this person during lockdown, keeping in touch via monthly phone calls and post cards and beginning face-to-face visits when it is safe later this year.
 
For more information, please read the volunteer role profile.

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 Team Leader and Service Manager

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.

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