Volunteer Chaperones

  • VO85419


Description

Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends?

dates-n-mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities. We offer a friendship matching service to our members to help them make and sustain friendships. We are looking for Volunteer Chaperones to help members who are matched to meet and have a good time.

Meetings usually take place in cafes, pubs, restaurants and parks. As a volunteer chaperone, you will join the members and help them to interact while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time. Its fun, sociable and very rewarding!

A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this.

Friendship match meetings last roughly 1 hour and are different days and times each week so we appreciate that volunteers can't always commit to these hours because they are only available on certain days.

dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. We require our volunteers to be a member of the PVG scheme but there is no cost to yourself. Access to additional training is available.

For further information or to apply please contact Raynor McCulloch, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: volunteering@c-change.org.uk or Tel. 07720 591229.

Organisation aims and objectives

C-Change supports people that have learning disabilities and other additional support needs to have real positive change in their lives regardless of their age or circumstances. Our work is based on a Human Rights Approach, empowering people to live their life to its fullest potential whilst being active citizens within their community. Dates-n-mates actively supports meaningful relationships for adults with learning disabilities in a fun and safe environment.

Availability

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Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: We're looking for a volunteer who is sociable, friendly and confident and has excellent people skills. You will be a good communicator; kind and patient when interacting with people who have different communication or mobility needs. You will interact respectfully with people from a range of different backgrounds. As you will be representing dates-n-mates, you will be courteous and professional as well as being reliable and punctual.
Travel details: The meetings will take place in public places in and around Aberdeen.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay travel expenses and reimburse monthly.
Training details: Good support and training is provided to all volunteers. All volunteers are provided Adult Support and Protection training. We provide induction training and ongoing training relevant to the role as well.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 12 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.