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Dimensions UK Volunteering Opportunity: Sports and Leisure Buddy – Chard, Somerset

Role Information – if you would like to chat about the role below, please call our Volunteer Line 0300 303 9162

Sports & Leisure Buddy

We are looking for a male volunteer buddy, who enjoys being active and would like to assist somebody we support in Chard with activities such as rugby, cricket and going to the gym!

About the role
Do you enjoy getting active and playing sports? Well this volunteering opportunity is the perfect way to enjoy sharing your downtime with a service user. No specific experience is required, however experience with adults with disabilities would be an advantage.

Here at Discovery, we are really proud to offer a wide range of activities and services to the service users. We do ask that you volunteer regularly so that we can maintain a regular routine that benefits the people we support, 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.

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

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

Activities will include
Assisting in planning specific activities with a person we support
Offering support when playing sports
Coming up with ideas for new activities
Having a chat!
1:1 support

Activities will not include
Financial assistance
Personal care

About you
We are looking for someone who is:
A good listener
Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism
Willing to commit to volunteer regularly
Able to take part in sports activities

You must be over 18 to apply for this volunteering opportunity.

The first stage of the recruitment process would be to meet the person who is looking for a buddy and our local colleagues.

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
Agreed travel expenses reimbursed
An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector
Free training which results in a certificate

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you, so please make an application and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call the Vanessa Glasgow on 0300 303 9162 or email us at [email protected]

Course location:
Chard, Somerset
Course fee: