Out and about - Volunteer Visitor, Lancing/Worthing area

Royal Mencap Society

Register your Interest

Are you a kind and patient person who enjoys making a difference to the lives of others? Could you spare some time 6 times a year for a gentle visit with a person with learning disabilities?  In this role you will be supporting a woman with a learning disability who lives in the Sompting area.

She loves a bit of glamour, having her nails painted and looking smart. The colours pink and red are especially popular. She loves going out for lunch and shopping but also enjoys checking out the TV listing magazines and catching up on all her favourite soaps, especially Emmerdale.

She LOVES ABBA and the film Mama Mia.  She would like a fun loving and outgoing visitor like you to share some of her favourite activities with.  

You will need to have strong communication skills, and to be patient with those for whom communication can be a challenge.

Skills

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • 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.
  • Aged 18 or over.
  • Friendly, patient and reliable.
  • Fun-loving and outgoing.
  • A fan of TV soaps and ABBA is an advantage but certainly not a must.
  • If you have a car so you can go out for a light lunch, that would also be great, but not a must.

Benefits

  • Making a difference to the life of a person with a learning disability.
  • Learning new skills and about people with learning disabilities whilst having fun.
  • Agreed expenses paid and training provided. 


Practical Considerations





When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Sompting

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training