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

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We support a gentleman is in his early 60's who has a learning disability. He lives in a shared house with other residents who have a learning disability too.

He is a lovely gentleman who enjoys a cup of tea and a piece of cake. He is a very quite gentleman who doesn't speak a lot but communicates through sounds and gestures. He enjoys going for a short stroll in the park, and having a drink and a piece of cake in a local cafe when it's quiet - he doesn't like busy places.

He doesn't have many visitors so seeing a volunteer every other month would really make a difference.

Visits will take place at home initially, but once you get to know him you can go out for a stroll accompanied by support staff. He would benefit from a visitor who is calm and understanding. 

He will really enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you.  

 
When & where do I need to be available?

Visits are every 2 months and can be during the week or weekends.

Visits will last around 1 hours or longer depending on what you plan to do.  

Before applying please check your journey to make sure it's practical for you.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Friendly, patient, calm and reliable


Benefits

  • Make a difference for a person with a learning disability
  • Training & induction to the volunteer role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. travel)
  • Mencap Extras – discounts from high street retailers
  • Meet new people
  • We'll value your contribution
  • Ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator, who will join you for your first visit

About Mencap

About this service

The Mencap visiting service (MVS) was launched in 1963 as a befriending service to adults with a learning disability after their parents pass away.  

 

We currently support over 300 people of all ages across the England and Wales.

 

MVS volunteers reduce social isolation, expand networks and build friendships.

 

Each volunteer is matched with someone to visit 6 times per year. All volunteers are supported by a Volunteer Services Coordinator.

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