Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Groups and clubs

Do you like getting out in the community and spending time with people? Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?

We run a range of social activities for people with a learning disability and are looking for new volunteers to support the group to do the things they want to do. The members choose their activities so this is a varied role which might involve meals out, bowling, cinema, outings and much more. You’ll be supporting people with a learning disability to attend the group, take part in activities and make friends. It may involve starting conversations, supporting members to make choices, getting involved in activities and setting up/tidying away.

Due to the current pandemic many people with a learning disability are unable to take part in usual activities so we have a wide range of virtual activities. You\'ll be supporting people to take part in these activities and to keep in touch with their friends at this difficult time.

What skills do I need?

We’re looking for people who: • Are enthusiastic about helping others to access social and leisure opportunities • Are fun, friendly and approachable • Have a good sense of humour • Are reliable and patient • Will maintain confidentiality • Are accepting of and respectful to all members, demonstrating empathy to all • Ideally have experience of supporting or working with people with a learning disability, although not essential as training will be given • Are over 18 Our social clubs usually run in the evenings so we are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one evening per month

Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Groups and clubs

Details

  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable expenses are reimbursed in line with our expenses policy.
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Training will include Learning Disability Awareness training, Safeguarding training and other relevant training for the role.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/07/2020

End Date: 01/07/2021

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No Yes No No No No

Availability Details

We hold a regular social club on 2 Wednesday evenings each month. Due to the current pandemic we are also holding virtual clubs through the week at different times that would be looking for volunteers.

Location

19 Church Road
Bexleyheath
DA7 4DD

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