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Mencap - Understanding learning disability

            

Jobs and Volunteering
with us


Job Vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies 

Volunteering Opportunities

We are currently recruiting volunteers for

Taking Part Activity Projects

Football Groups, Walking Group, Drop - in venues, Skills Academy
Volunteers provide support to people with a learning disability within the group to enable them to take part in healthy activities.
The projects enable people totake advantage of local community groups and leisure amenities, and to experiment with new experiences and activities.
These positions may involve some one to one work.


Location: Various in North, South & Central Manchester


Citizen Advocate Volunteers
A Citizen Advocate volunteer forms a long-term, one-to-one relationship with a person with learning disabilities (the advocacy partner) in order that they can ensure his or her views, feelings, wishes and rights are being listened to and upheld.

For more information on Citizen Advocacy
click here.

General Volunteer Requirements
It is essential that all Volunteers regard people with a learning disability as equals and to treat people with respect.

Volunteers need to be patient, committed, trustworthy, friendly, reliable and willing to learn.

Support
Volunteers carry out their duties independently, supporting an individual/group of people with learning disabilities in various community settings. 

Volunteers will receive regular contact with the Volunteer Coordnator to discuss their progress.
Volunteers can also contact the Volunteer Cordinator at any time if there are particular issues they would like to discuss
.


Time
The amount of time requested from volunteers depends on the position but all require a regular commitment. 


The groups generally have fixed regular meetings whereas a 1-2-1 activity volunteer or Citizen Advocate is free to meet the person they are supporting at a mutually conveniant time. 

Click here to download our  Volunteer Application form.pdf


Please email wearebetterthings@gmail.com to apply for jobs and volunteering opportunities listed on this page

Better Things, Unit 10 Antz Junction,
Rake Lane, Clifton, Greater Manchester, M27 8LU
Tel: 0161 728 7616

    Reg. Charity No. 510031

 
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