Time for a Quick Stroll
Mencap
Essex, GB
10h ago

Martin would like to share some time with a visitor, who may enjoy a quick stroll. Martin spends a lot of time at home and keeps the area very tidy collecting any rubbish that may have blown through.

Ideally Martin would like to make a friend who after a little time getting to know him would like to visit the beach which is a 2 minuter drive away so he can have a walk along the front maybe stopping for a cup of tea and cake before returning As a Mencap Visiting Service volunteer, you will be visiting a person with a learning disability in their local community to spend time with them doing the things they want to do.

You will be reducing social isolation, helping them to form relationships and supporting them to enjoy activities. In your role as a Mencap Volunteer Visitor you will make 6 visits per year to your matched beneficiary.

These visits are flexible. Each visit is unique to the individual being supported. Please note that this is a long-term opportunity to take place at weekends.

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 passed away.

To read about how befriending can support people with a learning disability to take part in leisure activities please click here

For more information please read the volunteer role profile.

To apply, you will first need to register to use the Mencap recruitment system. Once logged in, you will then need to click the " apply " button, and fill in our 1 page application form.

You can also apply by downloading and filling in the form from the "Additional information" button at the bottom of the page.

You will need to email your completed form to Annette.lewis mencap.org.uk

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