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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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah Callaghan, Volunteer Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0300 303 9162
Mobile?
07393 460537
Contact instructions?
Any time

Map
Location description
Newbury area
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Once a fortnight for a few hours - this may grow as the friendship grows
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeInventiveGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
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
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular support and contact from Volunteer Officer and Localilty Manager
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
These must be approved by Locality Manager in advance
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
Male
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
15 August 2018

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