Are you looking for something fun to do in your spare time? Do you like getting out in the community and spending time with people? Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Luv2MeetU runs social events in the community for people with learning disabilities. Our activities include day trips, evenings out, going to the theatre, bowling, movies, karaoke and much, much more. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to come along to events, support the group, socialise and have fun! You will be fully supported by a member of the Luv2MeetU staff at each event, and some volunteers are also supported to run their own outings in the community, independently of staff.
Why become a Luv2MeetU volunteer?
A recent report found that 1/3 of UK’s population (about 9 million people) reported that they often feel lonely and isolated. People with learning disabilities are one of groups indicated as being more likely to feel isolated, lonely and not have the opportunity to access their community. In addition, a number of people with learning disabilities do not have the opportunity to interact with people outside of paid staff. As a volunteer you will be contributing to support people more in their community and to feel more connected.
Volunteering with Luv2MeetU is a great fun, a way to gain more skills in working with people with a learning disability and add more experience to your CV.
If you would like more information on Luv2MeetU Event volunteers, please contact us and we can discuss various ways you might be able to contribute.
Luv2meetU is a friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability aged 18 and over. We support people to make friends, share interests and develop relationships. We are a community interest group that is supported by Hft. Luv2meetU runs services across a number of locations across the north of England including, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Cheshire and Newcastle.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for volunteers who are:
By volunteering, you get to meet new people, have fun and gain new skills that will add value to your CV.
Experience in supporting people with learning disabilities is not necessary because full training and ongoing support will be given by our Staff.
Before you begin volunteering, 2 reference checks, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will need to be completed.
All out of pocket expenses will be paid promptly including mileage and activity expenses for the volunteer.
Complete the attached application form and email to luv2MeetU@hft.org.uk . If you would like to discuss anything, please contact us on 01274 655956