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Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
London
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26 Aug 2022
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You will spend time with a gentleman with a learning disability, visiting him 6 times a year.

He is in his late 50's and lives in a care home in Teddington.

He likes baking cakes, arts & crafts and going out for a little walk.  He also has an interest in sports cars and trains.  

You will spend time getting to know him and joining in with his favourite activities.

He will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.

You will be introduced and get to know him with the support of Mencap staff.

 
When & where do I need to be available?
 

The times required can be flexible to your availability. Visits are every 2 months.

Visits will last around 1-1.5 hours. 

You will make 6 visits per year, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 year.

This person lives in Teddington.  Before applying please check your journey to make sure it's practical for you. 

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • 18 or over
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Able to use initiative  
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Have 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. 
 
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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