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Dimensions UK: Volunteer Running Buddy (Hemel Hempstead)

Volunteer Running Buddy – Hemel Hempstead

Do you enjoy running and being active? We are looking for a volunteer running buddy, who would like to accompany somebody we support in Hemel Hempstead and run for fun with them. The person we support enjoys running once a week plus a weekend parkrun and they would love someone to enjoy and engage in friendly competition with!

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.

About the role

This volunteering opportunity is the perfect way to enjoy sharing your downtime with somebody we support. No specific experience is required; however experience with adults with disabilities would be desirable.

Activities will include

Running with the person we support
Offering support and friendly competition when running
Providing friendship and fun and maybe a drink in the pub after running
Having a chat

Activities will not include

 Financial assistance.
Personal care.

About you

We are looking for someone who is:

Sporty and good at running
A good listener
Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism
Willing to commit to volunteer regularly

Exact days and times will be agreed with the locality manager.

We would ask the volunteer to commit to attending their role on a regular basis – this could be once a week, every other week, once a month etc. 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.

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
Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. You can apply by clicking the button below and submitting an application via our website.

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].

We welcome applications from everyone and from all nationalities and value diversity in our workforce.