Are you looking to volunteer in your local area? Do you enjoy baking and having a good chat over a cup of tea? Would you be happy to give a few hours each week to make a difference in someone else’s life? A person we support in Cardiff is looking for someone to come to his home once a week on a Monday to have a cup of tea and a chat and possibly do some baking together
About the role
Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 other people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and access their local communities.
We are looking for buddy’s who can commit to a couple of hours at least once a week for a minimum period of 6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to give a couple of hours doing something that will really make a difference to a person we supports life. No specific experience is required and training will be provided.
When you apply for the role one of our volunteering officers will contact you for an informal chat about your application, the role and to answer any questions you may have. We will then arrange a meet and greet where you will get to meet the person we support and then arrange good days and times to meet up.
We would ask the volunteer to commit to attending their role on a regular basis. Stability and routine are vital in supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism.
A DBS check will be required for this role. Two character references will also be required.
Activities will include
•Meeting up for a cup of tea
•Chatting and having fun.
Activities will not include
No financial assistance.
No personal care.
We are looking for someone who is:
•Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism.
•Committed and dependable.
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
•Agreed travel expenses reimbursed
•An opportunity to gain real experience in volunteer development and the health and social care sector
•Opportunities to attend professionally delivered volunteer and volunteer management training events, free of charge
•Access to Perks where you will find a range of discounts for shopping, cinema, restaurants and may more!
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].