Volunteer Evening Social Buddy - Potter Heigham

Posted by Dimensions UK

Volunteer Evening Social Buddy - Potter Heigham

NR29, Great Yarmouth Check commute

Voluntary

About the organisation

Dimensions is a specialist not-for-profit provider of services for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. We provi... Read more

Job Description

Do you enjoy going out in the evening to socialise? We are looking for a friendly volunteer buddy to join a person we support in the evenings for activities that you both enjoy!

Activities will include:

  • Going to evening social clubs, such as pool club or church group, with a person we support
  • Chatting and getting to know new people
  • Helping to ensure the person supported is safe and having fun!

Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or managing finances

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Friendly, polite and enjoys chatting with people
  • Reliable/dependable and willing to commit to volunteer regularly (exact times and days can be discussed)

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

What you’ll gain from being a Dimensions volunteer:

Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.

We help them to live more independently and be involved in their local communities.

Our volunteers play a vital role in our work and in return, we support them with:

  • Free certificated training (with access to 800 plus courses)
  • Free membership to an online shopping discount scheme
  • Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
  • Agreed travel expenses reimbursed
  • An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector

Want to apply for this role?

If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer buddy, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click on 'Apply now' below.

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