dates-n-mates Aberdeen

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.

Current opportunity

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 are looking for Event Volunteers to attend organised social events to help our members to interact while they're together. As an Events 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. A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this. 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 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: or Tel. 07720 591229.