Department:
Network Programmes
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Borehamwood
Salary Details:
0
15 Jul 2022
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
2

Job Advert

Can you spare 2 hours a week to make a difference? 
Are you friendly, patient & like to have fun? 
Do you want to have meaningful & rewarding experiences? 
Hertsmere Mencap is a charity supporting 250 children and adults with learning disabilities. We help our members to feel valued, listened to and included. 
 
We are looking for volunteers to help run our daily activities sessions. Our sessions run on a Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday morning from 10-11:30am in Borehamwood. You will join a lovely team of volunteers and will help us to run our activities successfully. You will make a real difference to our members who hugely enjoy our sessions.  
 
"I have fun and enjoy being together with my friends, the activities stop me from being board” Michael, Hertsmere Mencap member

“It brings me joy to be with the members and see them happy” Louisa, Hertsmere Mencap volunteer

 
What are the benefits of volunteering in your group/organisation? 
Rewarding, making new friends, giving something back 
 
As a volunteer you will need to be... 
An interest in working among people with a learning disability. The ability to create a constructive relationship with people with a learning disability and to motivate them. A willingness to accept change and to be innovative in working with people with a learning disability. A good organiser and communicator who is not phased by the specific needs of those with learning disabilities. Friendly, empathetic and approachable 
 
What will I get out of volunteering for your group/organisation? 
You will make a real difference to a charity that helps people in their daily lives. 
 
What support and training will be provided for your volunteers? 
We support all our volunteers and run relevant training sessions 
 
Will expenses be paid? 
Yes
 
Are there specific days required to work/volunteer these hours? 
Mon, Wed, Thurs - 9.45am - 11.45am (this includes set up and clear up), Fri - 9.45am - 11.15am and Tues 6.45pm - 7.15pm 
 
We are looking for volunteers to help with the running of our daily activities.
Our day activities run from 10-11.30am every morning (except Tuesday), including Arts & Cradts, Drama, Coffee Morning and Dance Aerobics. 
Every Tuesday night we run the Jubilee Club, our evening social club from 7-9pm.
All activities take place in a hall in Borehamwood (WD6)
All volunteers are DBS checked (paid by Mencap). 
 
For more information and to apply for this role please contact Karen on 07938 722619 or [email protected]
 
Advertising end date 15 July 2022
 
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is for a Mencap affiliated Network Partner and not for Royal Mencap Society. Network Partners sign up to a terms of membership and pay a membership fee to subscribe Royal Mencap Society’s Network and each local group is a separate and independent charity within their own right. As part of the group’s membership they have the opportunity to advertise their vacancies on the Royal Mencap Society jobs website. 

We encourage all applicants to apply directly to the group and the contact details provided by the group as stated on this job advert. 
If you choose to click on the “Apply” button, you give Royal Mencap Society consent to forward your application (CV) and your personal details to the relevant local group on your behalf. Your information will only be shared for the purpose of recruitment. 
Once your personal details have been shared you can request to have your details removed by contacting the Network Partner directly.

Applicants interested in jobs advertised by affiliated Network Partners should note that any logos referring to quality standards apply to RMS only. If you have a question relating to a Network Partner’s quality accreditations, you should contact them directly.
We wish you the best with your Network Partner application.

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