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Dimensions UK: Learning Volunteers (Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire)

Are you looking for volunteer experience? Are you passionate about helping others?

We are looking for enthusiastic learning volunteers to join us and volunteer as part of our Learning and Development Team.

Dimensions and Learning Connect

Dimensions provide support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We support people to live as independently as possible and our volunteers play a vital role in our work.

Learning Connect is our interactive online learning platform available to all our staff. You’ll have the opportunity to work through a range of online training modules and your role will be to help our employees do the same.

About the role

We are looking for Learning Volunteers to support Dimensions colleagues with their learning needs. You will be required to support employees with the completion of E-learning modules and Classroom based training.

You may support someone with their learning who has any of the following support needs:

Dyslexia
Hearing Impairments
Visual Impairments
Literacy Support
Language barriers
Difficulties using IT

We are looking for volunteers in the South of England to cover the areas of Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire. Your location can be flexible and you will be required to travel within your area to meet with the members of staff needing your help.

Two character references will be required for this role.

Activities will include:

Supporting employees to complete online training
Coaching through the Learning Connect content to read / guide through questions and answers
Mentoring
Supporting individuals during classroom based training
Supporting people to use IT equipment
Travelling to Dimensions offices within your region
Travelling to public places within your region that can provide a suitable learning environment (such as internet cafes)
Working with practical assessment tools such as flashcards
Attending a one day induction and completing training modules to get a full understanding of Dimensions and our model of support
Supporting the completion of the online Care Certificate

About you

We are looking for someone who has the following:

Essential

Is Friendly and Enthusiastic
Shares Dimensions Values
Is confident with and able to support others with IT, literacy and functional skills
Keen to learn new skills
Reliable and Dependable
Passionate about helping people and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism

Desirable

Has experience of coaching or teaching
Has experience of social care

What you can expect from Dimensions

We appreciate the generosity of volunteers and wish to support them while volunteering.

You can expect:

An organisation that values volunteers’ individual differences, interests and strengths, and encourages them to express these
A welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere
Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
A comprehensive and personal induction to volunteering and your role
Reasonable expenses reimbursed
An opportunity to gain real experience in volunteer development and the health and social care sector
The first to be involved in our work, for example autism friendly partnerships
Gaining experience in marketing, admin, event planning and workshops

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like to discuss it in more detail please call our volunteering team on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]