Role Information - if you would like to chat about the role below, please call our Volunteer Line 0300 303 9162
Disco Buddy We are looking for a volunteer who loves going to the disco as much as the people who attend our regular disco night in Crewkerne on a Friday. So if you like dancing and socialising and want to share some time with the people we support, doing something you all love then you are the buddy for us.
About the role We are looking for a buddy who can commit to joining the people we support once a week to share something that is really important to them. No specific experience is required, however experience with adults with disabilities would be desirable. The volunteer should also be a good listener, calm, friendly and chatty. 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 and two character references will be required.
Activities will not include: Administering medication Personal care Managing finances
About you We are looking for someone who is: Friendly A good listener Reliable/dependable Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism Polite Over 18
Willing to commit to volunteer regularly
Please come and meet us to have an informal chat with our local Discovery colleagues and the people we support.
What you can expect from Discovery
An organisation that values volunteers’ individual differences, interests and strengths A welcoming, supportive and positive volunteering atmosphere Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Discovery staff A comprehensive and personal induction to volunteering and your role Reasonable expenses reimbursed Free training which results in a certificate An opportunity to gain real experience in the health and social care sector
Additional Questions If this sounds like you, we would 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 Vanessa Glasgow on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]