England, United Kingdom
Hemlington, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough
Voluntary, A regular commitment would be appreciated
Actively Interviewing
Job description

Are you an avid Middlesbrough FC fan?


A gentleman we support in Hemlington is a football fanatic and is looking for a fellow Middlesbrough FC fan to share his love of football with!


He is fairly independent but would appreciate having a volunteer buddy to enjoy going to local matches with.


We have a season ticket that the volunteer can use, so this expense would be covered.


It would be fantastic to have a volunteer who is a driver with their own car, but this is not essential.

Activities will include:

  • Chatting and getting to know your buddy
  • Enjoying local home football matches together
  • Helping your buddy to make purchases while out for the day
  • (Desired) Picking up and dropping off your buddy between his home and the matches


Activities will NOT include: Personal care or medication.


We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • A keen football enthusiast
  • A big fan of Middlesbrough FC!
  • Friendly, chatty and a good listener
  • Willing to commit to volunteer regularly (this would be as per the home game fixtures, but there is no obligation to attend all of them)
  • (Desired but not essential): Aged 21 or over with at least 2 years driving experience, their own car and holds a full, clean and current UK Driving License


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


How Dimensions is managing Covid-19

We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. 


We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.


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:


  • Access to free online training (with access to 800 plus courses)
  • Free membership to an online shopping discount scheme
  • Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
  • Reasonable expenses may be reimbursed at manager’s discretion
  • An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector


Want to apply for this role?

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 28 February 2022
Tags: Social Care/Development, Vocational/Services