Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Truro
Salary Details:
0
04 Feb 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

Our Gentleman likes to go for a walk and enjoy tea and cake, you and staff would meet up and you could bring a flask and cake to share with him.  

In this role you will be able to visit just 6 times a  year for walks and fresh air getting to know our gentleman better to develop this role in to a friendship  

The situation with lockdown and the Coronavirus crisis has meant that a lot of the people we support are more isolated than before. Some are unable to get out and about and may only see other people they live with, if they live with anyone at all.
 
We are looking to recruit a volunteer who would like to join our 67 year-old gentleman in the Truro area, as lock down eases you will be able to plan your first visit and talk to staff and gentleman to book a time and day
 
When we are out of lockdown fully and he is safe to receive visitors, you will then visit him at home once every other month, to total 6 visits per year. This is usually how the Mencap Visiting Service (MVS) operates under normal conditions. Your letters and calls will help to build the relationship before you are able to visit. 
 
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 pass away.
 
For more information please read the volunteer role profile.

To apply, you will first need to register to use the Mencap recruitment system.  Once logged in, you will then need to click the "apply" button, and fill in our 1 page application form.

Alternatively, you can apply by downloading and filling in the form from the "Additional Information" button at the bottom of the page.  Please then email your completed form to annette.lewis@mencap.org.uk so it can be processed.

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 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 Services Coordinator 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.

For more information about what is a learning disability click here
 
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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