Tea & A Chat Volunteer Visitor Barry, Glamorgan
- Part Time
A part of the Mencap Visiting Service we are looking for a volunteer to visit a a lovely lady in her late 60's who has a learning disability. She lives in a shared lives house.
She is a lovely lady who is very sociable. She really enjoys listening to music Roy Orbison and Cliff Richard in particular! She loves to watch dancing and singing programmes on the TV too.
Visits will take place at her home where you can chat over a cup of tea.
She will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.
You will be introduced and get to know her with the support of her carer.
Visits will last around 1 - 1.5 hours or longer depending on what you plan to do.
Before applying please check your journey to make sure it's practical for you.
As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:
- Aged 18 or over
- Friendly, patient and reliable
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 especially important in direct support roles 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, it is mandatory that you take a lateral flow test on the day of your volunteering.
What can I expect from Mencap?
- All relevant safety measure will be in place to ensure that you will be safe.
- Personalised training and induction
- To feel fully supported in your role
- Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel, a meal out with the person you visit)
- Meet new people
- Learn new skills
- Feel appreciated and valued
What difference will I make?
1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.
We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.
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.
About this service
The Mencap visiting service (MVS) was launched in 1963 as a befriending service to adults with a learning disability after their parents pass away.
We currently support over 300 people of all ages across the England and Wales.
MVS volunteers reduce social isolation, expand networks and build friendships.