We support a woman in her 70s with a learning disability who would love a volunteer to pop in once every couple of months for a cup of tea and a chat, and perhaps a walk out into town to go to the shops, a cafe, a pub, or whatever seems fun!
She loves football,being a particular Bristol Rovers fan who likes to visit the club shop and sometimes attends games. This lady is a very friendly person, who is confident and independent. A visit to her would be a great way for an enthusiastic volunteer to spend their time.
Our volunteers are kind and passionate people. They are keen to challenge themselves and others for the best possible outcomes, and they are inclusive of everyone, regardless of disability. Does this describe you? If so, please get in touch.
The Mencap visiting service was launched in 1963 and was designed to be a befriending service to adults with a learning disability for after their parents pass away. Typically it constitutes 6 visits per year.
Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support. This is becoming increasingly important as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill. In addition, you maybe asked to take a lateral flow test or wear PPE when you volunteer.
Visit https://jobs.mencap.org.uk/vacancies/25335/roving-around-with-a-rovers-f... for information on how to apply.