Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Lostwithiel
Salary Details:
0
30 Jun 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

We are looking for a volunteer who knows how to do basic knitting. 

We are looking to recruit a volunteer who can knit to develop a friendly relationship with a 70 year-old lady near the Lostwithiel area of Cornwall.
 
Our lady likes different colour wools and known what she would like, this role comes with expenses and you will be able to pick up little bits for her before each visit.
 
She enjoys going to her club but is home 2 days in the week and at weekends the role would take place at her home.
 
You will then visit her 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 email your completed form to annette.lewis@mencap.org.uk so it can be processed.

To continue to keep the people we support safe; we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19. This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting your volunteering role.

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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