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Volunteer Activity Co-ordinator - Mencap

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Applications for this role are now closed.

31st May 2022

Main description

We are a busy and caring team supporting several men and a lady in our two homes in Thetford for people with learning disabilities.

The people we support are a great group of wonderful, enthusiastic, and fun-loving individuals

The Volunteer Role

Mencap are looking for a group of Volunteer co-ordinators who can work with our support teams to organise activities, co-ordinate appointments and be the heart of working in our team to enhance person centred support.

In Thetford, we support 8 people with a learning disability in our residential services. They have busy and active lives and would like to take part in activities such as swimming, horse riding, going to car shows, healthy lifestyle activities, visiting family and much more but they also need support to attend health related appointments

As a volunteer, you would not need to be an expert in the people we support’s key interests, but if you are organised and can help to coordinate their interest you can make a difference.

When do I need to be available?

We are looking for a consistent team and would primarily like you to have weekly availability. This could be one day a week.

Our services run 24/7 7 days a week. We are looking for people who would like to volunteer between the hours of 8am-9pm

It would be great to hear what your availability is, and if this could work with the services

What skills do I need?

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Interested in others
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Willing to volunteer within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
  • Good communication and listening skills
     

What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel) *
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued

What difference will I make?

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. 

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

What happens next?

Once we have received your application, we will be in touch to see whether this role is a good match for your skills and experience and to discuss the role in more detail.

If you haven’t heard from us after 2 weeks, please email volunteering@mencap.org.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/06/2022

Salary

Not Applicable - Voluntary

Location

This job is located in Thetford, Norfolk

About West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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