Volunteer Out and About Buddy - Taunton

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Volunteer Out and About Buddy - Taunton

Taunton, Somerset Check commute


About the organisation

Discovery supports people with learning disabilities and autism to get more from life

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Job Description

"My name is Steven, I love to go out and about to the theatre, visiting interesting places and listening to classical music.  I also love Liverpool football club and I want to visit the stadium one day.

My other hobby is visiting classic car shows. I’m a mature man and I like to be independent, I do go out on my own but it would be fun to find a friend to come on adventures with me, someone who shares my interests and I can have a good chat with."

Could you be Steven's volunteer buddy?

We are looking for a volunteer who is:

  • Knowledgeable and interested in different cultural activities
  • Friendly, chatty and a good listener
  • Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism
  • 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 Discovery volunteer:

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 Discovery 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 Discovery volunteer, we’d love to hear from you! Simply click on 'Apply on website' below.

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