We know a quiet gentlemen in his 70's who enjoys arts and crafts activities and being creative. He is also enjoys a nice cup of tea whilst completing a jigsaw puzzle or similar tranquil activity. We are looking for a gentle and calm person, someone who will feel comfortable simply spending a bit of quiet time with our gentleman.
As a Mencap Visiting Service volunteer, you will be visiting a person with a learning disability in their local community to spend time with them doing the things they want to do. You will be reducing social isolation, helping them to form relationships and supporting them to enjoy activities.
In your role as a Mencap Volunteer Visitor you will make 6 visits per year to your matched beneficiary. These visits are flexible. Each visit is unique to the individual being supported. Please note that this is a long-term opportunity to take place at weekends.
The Mencap visiting service was launched in 1963 and was designed to be a befriending service to adults with a learning disability for after their parents passed away.
- Relevant training
- Induction to the service and volunteer role
- A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for me
- To feel fully supported in your role
- Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
- The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
- The opportunity to learn new skills
- To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution
- Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator and Service Manager