|Job Title||Volunteer Befriender and Mentor for People with Learning Disabilities - EXPIRED|
|Contract Type||Temporary / Interim|
|Salary||Reasonable expenses reimbursed|
|Job Published||28 Jul 2016|
|Contact Name||Volunteers Team|
Befriending and Mentoring for Adults with Learning Disabilities is a project run by One Westminster, aimed to reduce their social isolation and increase their opportunity to participate actively in the community. We do this by supporting them to develop life, social and employability skills through a personal Befriending and Mentoring scheme.
About the role
We are recruiting volunteers who can spend 2 hours a week supporting adults with learning disabilities in Westminster, in an exciting Befriending and Mentoring scheme funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
As a Volunteer Befriender/Mentor, you will be matched to one person with learning disabilities, providing them one-to-one support to develop a new skill or ability. This can be around life skills (e.g. travelling, shopping and comparing prices, budgeting, planning meals), or social skills, supporting their ability to access to and interact with services in the community, or widen their social network. Or you can be involved in employability skills, assisting their path to volunteering or paid work (e.g. access to training, CV writing, job searching).
Meeting times and locations will be mutually agreed. We ask our Volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week for six months.
We welcome people of all ages (18+) and backgrounds. Skills and experience in the social or care sectors are not essential, as training and supervision is provided.
Key skills and attributes are:
How to apply
Please contact the project team for further information and to request an application pack. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7535 0484
You can also see more information on our website www.onewestminster.org.uk