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Exeter City Football Fan - Visitor Volunteer

Opportunity Type:
Advertising End Date:
30 Aug 2019
About Mencap
The Mencap Visiting Service supports older people with a learning disability who are often isolated and with little or no family. As a volunteer your visits will provide fun and companionship and an opportunity to do things the person enjoys.
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You will spend time with a local man with a learning disability, visiting every 2 months.

He is a fun & friendly man in his mid 50s living near Exeter. He loves spending time with people and getting to know them. He enjoys getting involved in most activities especially watching Exeter City Football Club and attending his local woodworking classes at Men's Sheds Association. He also loves going to pop concerts and watching new films at the cinema. In his spare time at home, he enjoys drawing and colouring. 

By visiting every other month you will make a huge difference. He will enjoy spending time with a fun and friendly volunteer who can give him some special attention and do his favorite activities with him. 

Visits will be every 2 months and can take place on a Wednesday or Saturday. Visits will probably last around 1 – 2 hours. The exact times can be flexible to your availability but we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 year.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be :

  • Reducing social isolation of people with a learning disability
  • Increasing the independence and confidence of individuals with a learning disability
  • Enabling people with a learning disability to fully access their local communities 
  • 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!