Help this lady get out and explore her local community
Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for Dimensions
Dimensions provide support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and access their local communities. We are looking for a volunteer buddy in the Newbury area who enjoys a range of social activities.
The lady we support is looking for a male volunteer who would enjoy walks, visits to the pub, a cinema trip or a coffee – anything which enables her to get out and make new friends.
No specific skills or experience are required for this role but the ideal volunteer will be friendly, a good listener, reliable/dependable and comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism. This role will require a willingness to commit to volunteering regularly.
Experience working with adults with disabilities is desirable but not essential.
We appreciate the generosity of volunteers and wish to support them while volunteering. This includes providing a welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere and the opportunity to gain real experience in volunteer development and the health and social care sector.
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Once a fortnight for a few hours - this may grow as the friendship grows
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeInventiveGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
We supply access to our Learning Connect e-learing site for all volutneers. Manadatory training is required and volunteers have access to many other trainings
Description of support
Regular support and contact from Volunteer Officer and Localilty Manager
Description of expenses
These must be approved by Locality Manager in advance
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
15 August 2018
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