Dates-n-Mates Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC052107

Dates-n-Mates is Scotland’s first friendship and dating agency run by and for adults with learning disabilities. Our work is underpinned by a human rights based approach. We believe it is peoples right to live life free of discrimination and to develop friendships and relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved.


Current opportunities

Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? We are looking for Volunteer Event Supporters in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Stirling & Clacks and Falkirk 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 work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop friendships and relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved. 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! A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this. We ask for a minimum of 1 event per month. Dates-n-Mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers.

Would you like to help people with a learning disability to socialise in their local community and make friends? Dates-n-Mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with a learning disability. We run lots of social events and activities, helping people to meet others and to build friendships and relationships. As a Community Volunteer, your role is to help our members enjoy socialising in safe and friendly environments. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. The events are sociable, great fun and your role is very rewarding. You will initially shadow a volunteer or member of staff to help you get to know everyone and see what is involved. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours. We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 event per month. Dates-n-Mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. We require our volunteers to join the PVG scheme but there is no cost to yourself. All expenses including travel will also be covered. For further information or to apply please contact Raynor McCulloch, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: volunteering@datesnmates.org.uk or tel. 07720 591229.

Would you like to help people with a learning disability to socialise in their local community and make friends? Dates-n-Mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with a learning disability. We run lots of social events and activities, helping people to meet others and to build friendships and relationships. As a Community Volunteer, your role is to help our members enjoy socialising in safe and friendly environments. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. The events are sociable, great fun and your role is very rewarding. You will initially shadow a volunteer or member of staff to help you get to know everyone and see what is involved. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours. We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 event per month. Dates-n-Mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. We require our volunteers to join the PVG scheme but there is no cost to yourself. All expenses including travel will also be covered. For further information or to apply please contact Raynor McCulloch, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: volunteering@datesnmates.org.uk or tel. 07720 591229.

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. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. Events usually take place afternoons and evenings and last about 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! A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this. Our events are held on different days and times each week. We appreciate and understand that volunteers are sometimes only available certain days and times. Dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. 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. Volunteers must be over 18 years old.