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Offered by:
Nottingham Mencap
 
Location(s): Berridge, Sherwood
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Harpenden House 203 Edwards Lane Sherwood Nottingham NG5 3JA  

How many places are on offer?

Unlimited

Purpose of Role:

We are looking for volunteers who can make a difference to young people with a learning disability. Volunteers will support young people to participate in a range of activities including indoor and outdoor games, cookery, arts and crafts


Role Description:

M8’s Youth Club is for children from 5 years old to 18 years old with a range of learning disabilities. Our days are filled with fun, with some in-house activity days such as arts and crafts, singing and music, dancing and cooking, football and skittles amongst many more.

We also have a variety of days out in the community such as visits to Rushcliffe Country Park, Lost City, Stonebridge Farm amongst many others. We are looking for volunteers who can make a difference to young people with a learning disability.

Duties:

- Supporting young people to participate in a range of activities including indoor and outdoor games, cookery, arts and crafts
- The setting up and clearing away of equipment
- Supporting on outings, such as cinema, bowling and ensuring the safety and well-being of service users

Commences: As soon as possible

Days/Times Required: 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of month, 10.45am-4.30pm.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

- Enthusiasm for working with children and young people with a learning disability

- Empathy, patience, sense of humour

- Ability to work in a team

- Ability to use initiative

 
When required:

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Afternoon
Evening
 

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

16+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Building is fairly accessible, but opp may not be suitable for someone with physical disabilities

 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?

Flexible training programme, some accredted, some not.

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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