Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Bath
Salary Details:
0
31 Dec 2022
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

Are you patient, kind, and passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities? Could you spare some time just once every two months to do just this?

We have a gentleman with Down's syndrome in his 60’s who would benefit from someone to pop in to say hello once every two months and maybe even head out for a drive once you had got to know each other, perhaps with a support worker.
 
He has very limited communication and is largely non verbal. He communicates instead with gestures, body language, facial expressions, and through leading you to what he wants. Some experience with learning disability would be helpful but not essential as long as you are patient and understanding.

He does not walk very far but enjoys getting out in the car perhaps for a cup of tea and a bit of cake.

2 references will be required by all successful applicants.

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 [email protected] 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 becoming increasingly important 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, you maybe asked to take a lateral flow test or wear PPE when you volunteer. 

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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