Department:
Lifestyles & Work
Salary Details:
0
30 Sep 2021
Hours Per Week:
37.5

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The Volunteer Role

Our Supported Internships programme supports people with learning disabilities, aged between 16 and 25, to develop skills for work in a employment setting.

 

You will support people with learning disabilities to enjoy and benefit from a range of activities and help build their confidence and independence. We are looking for a volunteer, who would be happy to engage with the learners on a 1-1 basis, for example taking them for a coffee and a chat, attending a club or trying a new activity.

 

You will help participants to get the most out of the Supported Internships programme.

 

About the team

Mencap’s Lifestyles and Work team delivers projects and programmes based around employment and leisure for people with learning disabilities. 

 

Learners are based in the Leeds and Bradford areas.

 

 

When do I need to be available?

Ideally you will be available for two hours each week.  The times are flexible and can be decided between the learner and the volunteer.

We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months volunteering.

 

Volunteering in this role is a great way to make a difference to someone’s life and help prepare them for the working world.

 

You with receive support and guidance from Mencap tutors and caseworkers.

 

What skills do I need?

  • 18 or over
  • Friendly and approachable
  • 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
  • Good communication and listening skills

Benefits

2What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • Feel supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued

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, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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