Swansea, Swansea

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 swimming or going out on walks finding new places to discover? A gentleman we support loves these activities and would enjoy having a buddy to join him once a week to do this.  If you'd like to share some time doing something you both love, then you could be the perfect volunteer for us!

Activities will include:

  • Making arrangements to go for a swim or a walk.
  • Driving the gentleman (in his own car) to these activities as suitable.
  • Joining in and enjoying the swimming and walking activities together!

Volunteering hours are preferable on a Tuesday, Thursday or the weekend, but this can be discussed.

Activities will NOT include: Personal care or medication 

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Comfortable and confident with swimming
  • Active and enjoys walking
  • Aged 21 or over with at least 2 years driving experience and has a full, clean and current UK driving licence (or equivalent)
  • Friendly, chatty and a good listener
  • Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism.
  • Willing to commit to volunteer on a regular basis (exact times and days can be discussed)

No specific experience is required, however experience with adults with disabilities would be desirable. 

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, helping 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, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click on 'Apply with Charity Jobs below'.