Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Letchworth Garden City
Salary Details:
0
23 Sep 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

We support three people with a learning disability in Mencap’s shared house in Letchworth. 

They love going out for a coffee and a bite to eat and would each love somebody to share this experience with.

The gentleman also loves listening to music and going shopping.  He is a big fan of Halloween so be prepared, he may play a trick on you!

One of the ladies likes going swimming and going out for nice walks.  The other enjoys going to the local shops and reading magazines.

You will be paired with one of these individuals to share their interests and support their social life by spending time together.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a real, meaningful impact on this their lives.

 
When & where do I need to be available?
 

Ideally you would volunteer weekly.  Days are flexible and dependent on which person you are supporting. 

Two of these people are busy on Fridays.  The other lady is at a day centre on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

We would like a minimum commitment of six months.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • 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
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.

 
For more information contact Leila.Pearce@mencap.org.uk or click on the apply button
We look forward to hearing from you

Benefits

 
As a Mencap volunteer you will receive:
 
  • Personalised training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel, a meal out with the person you visit)
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued
  • You will be making a difference!

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading learning disability charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We work with people with a learning disability and their families to challenge prejudice and change laws, and we directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.

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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