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.
For more information about what a learning disability is click here Volunteering with Mencap 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.
We have 4 positions in Norwich / Norfolk for visiting volunteers these opportunities are matched to the individual beneficiary and volunteers based on likes and interests.
We are looking for people who want to develop a long term friendship so the people we support can build a longer friendship.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Relevant training Induction to the service and volunteer role A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for me To feel fully supported in your role Agreed out-
of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel) The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team The opportunity to learn new skills To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator and Service Manager