Event Supporter: Supporting people with learning disabilities to socialise and have fun

  • VO93319


  • Events
  • Opportunity start date: 29th September 2022
  • Opportunity end date: 31st December 2022

Description

Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? We are looking for Volunteer Event Supporters to help at and lead social events.

Dates-n-mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities offering social events to enable people to socialise, make friends and form meaningful relationships.

Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours.

As an Events Supporter, you will attend the event and help the members to interact while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time. It’s sociable, great fun and very rewarding! We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 event per month.

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

Dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dates-n-mates actively supports meaningful relationships for adults with learning disabilities in a fun and safe environment. We organise social events to enable people to make friends and form meaningful relationships. 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.

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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 be able to 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: This role will involve travelling within Stirling and Clacks areas
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses, refreshments, ticket fees
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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