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Mad for Mario? Fanatical about Fifa? This could be the role for you!

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Dimensions

Video gamers wanted!

Are you a gaming fanatic? Do you enjoy playing with others?

A number of people we support absolutely love gaming and technology and so we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be their gaming buddies!

As a volunteer buddy, you would be matched up with a person we support to play different games with and talk all things tech!

Whether you have an Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch or other exciting consoles to play a range of games on, we would love for you to get in touch.

This is a virtual role, so your location can be flexible.

Activities will include:

  • Getting to know the person you’ll be supporting and the types of games they enjoy
  • Showing the person we support how to play different games
  • Playing games together online on a regular basis (eg once a week would be ideal)
  • Chatting about programming/gaming/technology

How Dimensions is managing Covid-19:
We confirm we have complied with the government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We would like to assure applicants and new starters that Dimensions is taking all possible steps to minimise risks to volunteers and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah Callaghan, Volunteering Team Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0300 303 9162
Contact instructions?
Call 0300 303 9162 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm,
Email volunteering@dimensions-uk.org,
Or apply online via www.dimensions-uk.org/volunteering

Location description
Volunteering from home
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
A regular commitment would be appreciated, eg once a week, twice a month
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
All volunteers are provided with free access to our online training platform Learning Connect
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from service contact and Volunteering Officer
Are expenses paid?
No
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?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
8 July 2021

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