Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
North Walsham
04 Feb 2022
Hours Per Week:
2

Job Advert

Are you an active person that can bring happiness and enjoyment to a person with a learning disability? 

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to go fishing with a person with a learning disability in North Walsham, Norfolk. You can expect the visit to last around 2 hours every 6 weeks. 
 
Sidekick Volunteers have multiple benefits - not only do they allow the people we support to meet new volunteers, they provide a health benefit too, allowing the people with a chance to get out and about, stretch their legs and get some fresh air. 
 
Please see the role profile below for more information. 
 
Please click 'apply' to apply for the role; or click 'Additional Information' to download an electronic form which you can print and send to us. 
 
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.

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

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.

Volunteering with Mencap 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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