Department:
Communities & Programmes
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Bradford
31 Jul 2024
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

 As a Bradford Buddy Volunteer you will be matched to an adult with a learning disability and/or autism who share a similar interest, to support them with having a fun and varied social life. (This could include evening and weekend activities)
 
From live bands to bowling or pub quizzes to theatre, you and your buddy will decided what events or activities you might like to do together. Being a Bradford Buddies volunteer means your are able to support someone whilst enjoying things your already do or allows you to try new things whilst also make a new friend
 
You will meet once or twice a month and can also attend groups socials to develop wider social circles and informal support networks.
 
Bradford Buddies is a part of the wider Gig Buddies network and was rebranded in 2022 from Gig Buddies Bradford. We are in a partnership with Mencap, Age UK, Stay Up Late and funded by Bradford Council.
 
What skills do I need?
 
• 18 or over.
 
• Friendly and approachable
 
• Reliable and patient
 
• Passionate about improving the lives of people with a learning disability and autism
 
• Good communication and listening skills
 

Benefits

 
  • Online training covering introduction to learning disabilities and/or Autism, safeguarding, communication, EDI and first aid.
  • Ongoing support from the Volunteer Manager.

  • Reimbursed expenses of up to £10 a month.

  • Opportunity to meet new people.

  • Learn new skills – development and support from Mencap's Learning and Development team.

  • Knowing the impact you are making on people we support lives.

  • Feeling appreciated and supported.

About Mencap

Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carersOur vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, while having the chance develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to see whether this role is a good match for your skills and experience and to discuss the role in more depth.

If you haven’t heard from us after 2 week please email: [email protected] 

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