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Volunteer Knit and Chat Buddy – Trowbridge

We are looking for a volunteer who wants to make a real difference to the life of a lady we support.

Dimensions provides 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

A lady we support in Trowbridge would love to have a buddy to spend time with. She enjoys getting crafty, especially knitting and crochet and she loves having a good natter. This is the perfect opportunity to give your time doing something you enjoy, and making friends along the way. D has a lot to offer, she is friendly kind and compassionate. She has previously had volunteer work herself and has been an active member of her community. More recently she has suffered some ill health which has led to her becoming a little isolated.

We are looking for a buddy who can commit on a flexible but regular basis. A DBS check will be required for this role, however we do not ask you to bear the cost of this. Two character references will also be required.

Activities will include

Supporting in craft activities (knitting, crochet). Providing chat, company, friendship and fun.

Activities will not include

No financial assistance. No personal care.

About you

We are looking for someone who is:

Enthusiastic. Friendly. 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

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]