Outdoors Support Volunteer (#012)

Summary

Love being outdoors? We're looking for a volunteer to befriend a resident in our supported living service in Stranraer to go out for walks in the town centre, have a snack, meet locals and perhaps attend football matches.

Location

Stranraer

Time commitment

Days of the week and times are flexible and will be discussed in detail and agreed beforehand to ensure that arrangements suit all parties involved.

Our usual volunteering is only a commitment of around one visit of 2 hours a week - or more if desirable.

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A woman and a man in a wheelchair walking down a hallway in a cinema next to a fast and furious 8 poster

Role description

Leonard Cheshire's Supported Living Service is about enabling the people that we support to participate in their community and our team of volunteers go a long way to supporting this. This role is an excellent opportunity to befriend a resident, support them to go out on short  trips to visitor centres, shopping, cafes etc or just spend time in the community. Details of activities to suit the volunteer and resident will be discussed and agreed beforehand.

No previous experience is necessary and straight forward training is given and can be completed at home in your own time.

2 x references and a PVG Certificate are required and all necessary travel expenses are paid.

No manual handling or personal care tasks are involved in this role.

Opportunity highlights

Our volunteers feel an immense sense of reward by supporting people with disability to live their lives to the full. All activities, days and times are discussed and agreed to suit both the resident and the volunteer so that everyone is content with the arrangement.

Volunteering with Leonard Cheshire also enhances many skills and confidence and greatly enhances a CV.