The Volunteer Role
Our Supported Internships programme supports people with learning disabilities, aged between 16 and 25, to develop skills for work in a employment setting.
You will support people with learning disabilities to enjoy and benefit from a range of activities and help build their confidence and independence. We are looking for a volunteer, who would be happy to engage with the learners on a 1-1 basis, for example taking them for a coffee and a chat, attending a club or trying a new activity.
You will help participants to get the most out of the Supported Internships programme.
Volunteering in this role is a great way to make a difference to someone’s life and help prepare them for the working world.
You with receive support and guidance from Mencap tutors and caseworkers.
About the team
Mencap’s Lifestyles and Work team delivers projects and programmes based around employment and leisure for people with learning disabilities.
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, while having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.
What can I expect from Mencap?
We want volunteering to be a rewarding experience full of new opportunities. Let volunteers know what they can expect from Mencap.
• Training and induction
• Feel 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?
• 18 or over
• 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
- Age restrictions
- 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
When can I volunteer?
St Peter's House
1 Forster Square
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