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Volunteering opportunities with Dimensions UK – Out and About Buddy – Bracknell

We are looking for volunteer buddies, who can spare time during the day to enjoy activities and outings with some people we support from Bracknell.

About the role

The people we support are looking for volunteer buddy’s who would be interested in theatre or cinema trips, walks, other local trips.
They are all very sociable and looking for volunteers who have similar interests as them.

No specific experience is required, however experience with adults with disabilities would be desirable

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. Continuity, 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
• Suggesting and assisting in planning specific activities
• Accompanying and participating in activities
• Having a chat and some fun

Activities will not include
•  Financial assistance.
•  Personal care.

About you
We are looking for someone who is:
• Friendly and enthusiastic

• Reliable/dependable
• Upbeat personality
• Comfortable chatting with people with learning disabilities and autism
• Polite
• Willing to commit to volunteer regularly

This volunteering activity is only available for participants over the age of 18.

If you’re interested in the role, but would like to meet the person before making a commitment, to ensure you are happy with the role – this is fine.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call the Volunteering Team on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]s-uk.org