The Volunteer Role
We are looking for volunteers to support our Supported Internship Programme in Bradford.
We deliver relaxed classroom-based sessions to young people, aged between 16 and 25, to prepare them for work, and support them to improve their numeracy and literacy skills.
Along with Mencap staff and other volunteers, you will be supporting people on a 1:1 basis and in small groups.
You will support them with the session activities, helping to keep them motivated and engaged.
About the team
We support adults with a learning disability living in Bradford to access volunteering and paid work.
The supported internship programme is a 12-month programme supporting young people into paid work through a structured programme.
The programme includes work experience, which is fully supported by Mencap Caseworkers incorporating progression in English and Maths.
Group sessions include employability skills and support for those who want to gain a further qualification in functional skills Maths and English.
What difference will I make?
1.4 million people in the UK have a learning disability.
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
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 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 skills do I need?
• Friendly and approachable
• Reliable and patient
• Reliable with good time keeping
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to provide encouragement and support whilst being patient and non-judgemental
• Able to establish and maintain professional boundaries
• Interested in others
• Good communication and listening skills
- Age restrictions
Over 18 only
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
- Application Form
- Informal Discussion
When can I volunteer?
Sessions run from 10:00-16:00 on the above days. You do not have to commit to more than one day but we do ask that you commit to a whole session, to maintain consistency for our learners.
St Peter's House
1 Forster Square
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