Dates-n-Mates Chaperone Volunteer

  • VO85481
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

The recent lockdown and ongoing COVID restrictions have been tough for members of Dates-n-Mates, a project that helps people with learning disabilities to access safe and appropriate social events. People with learning disabilities can be particularly at risk of feeling lonely and becoming socially isolated and recent events and restrictions on social activities and many of our members have felt increasingly anxious about keeping in touch with their friends.

It is not possible in the current climate for dates-n-mates to have large groups of people going out to a pub, nightclub or other setting so they have developed a Friendship Matching service where small groups (2-4 people) will come together to meet online via Zoom.

As a volunteer chaperone, you will join one of these groups and help the members to meet and interact
while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time – and that
means it’s a fun, relaxed and sociable role.

Organisation aims and objectives

C-Change is committed to supporting real positive change in the lives of individuals and families with support needs regardless of age and personal circumstances. The organisations believes in the strength of community. The organisation also believes that we all need support at different times in our lives and with the right kind of support all of us can flourish and be full and active citizens.

Availability

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The Friendship Matching Service sessions will take place at varied times and days throughout the week.

Restrictions

Experience required: • You should be comfortable using technology and in particular familiar with Zoom. • Kind and patient when interacting with people who have different communication or mobility needs. • You will be able to interact respectfully with people from a range of different backgrounds. • Sociable, friendly and confident and has excellent people skills.
Travel details: This role will be carried out at home, using the volunteer's own digital device.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers will complete Adult Support and Protection Training as well as all relevant C-Change and dates-n-mates training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months 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.