Bowling Visitor Volunteer

Royal Mencap Society

Name: Bowling Visitor Volunteer
Organisation: Royal Mencap Society
Location: Highbridge

Description

Do you enjoy having fun and hitting the lanes? Are you able to strike up a conversation with ease? If the answer is yes, then this role would be right up your alley!

In this role, you will support a gentleman in his 60s who loves to go bowling. It is a great social and recreational activity for him and he would really benefit from a volunteer to take him to the local bowling alley to enjoy a game or two.

He also loves being outdoors walking, gardening and visiting the local pub. He would love the company of someone to enjoy these activities with.

He has few visitors and doesn’t see many people except his housemates and care staff. That’s where you come in – by visiting every other month you will make a huge difference. He will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer who can give him some special attention and do activities with him.

Visits will be every 2 months on a Monday/Tuesday afternoon or anytime on the weekend, and will probably last around 1 – 2 hours. The exact times can be flexible to your availability but we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 year.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be :

Reducing social isolation of people with a learning disability
Increasing the independence and confidence of individuals with a learning disability
Enabling people with a learning disability to fully access their local communities

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Organisation Description

Mencap’s mission is to transform society’s attitudes to learning disability and improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their families.
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Learning Disablity

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Sports Development

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities.
Friendly and approachable
Reliable
Interested in others


Benefits

Reducing social isolation of people with a learning disability
Increasing the independence and confidence of individuals with a learning disability
Enabling people with a learning disability to fully access their local communities

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: Able to drive

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check