Join a dedicated team of volunteers helping at Bromley Mencap.
Induction process which may include safeguarding training or a criminal record check;
We ask for references;
You will have regular supervision sessions with your line manager so you are fully supported in your role.
No previous experience is necessary but would be an advantage. If you’d like to speak to someone about volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you.
Physical Disabilities and Learning Disabilities services
A team of volunteers provide telephone support to isolated and vulnerable clients. These calls are really important for wellbeing. Clients benefit from a friendly voice at the end of the phone between contact from their support workers. Phone calls can vary from weekly to monthly depending on need.
Mutual Carers service
The Mutual Carers Service supports a number of families, where the parent and their disabled son/daughter are living together in their family home. Often as the parent is getting older, their disabled son/daughter is now starting to care for their parent. This is called a mutually caring relationship.
We run monthly lunch clubs for the parents and monthly cookery classes for the disabled clients. Volunteers to assist with both these events would help us deliver the service to a larger number of people.
The Autism Service supports autistic clients aged 16 years plus. We run regular workshops and virtual sessions to facilitate peer support and reduce isolation. A volunteer to support with these sessions and a volunteer to provide telephone support to a small group of clients between meetings would be hugely beneficial to the wellbeing of this client group.
Young Carers Service
The Young Carers Service provides support to children and young people aged 4-19 years who care for family members. This could be a sibling or a parent.
The Young Carers service run activities to give young carers a break from their caring responsibilities and to give them the opportunity to meet with other young people in their situation.
As well as fun activities, we also run skills and information workshops. Volunteers to support these events would be a great addition to our team.
Education and Employment Service
The Education and Employment Service supports disabled adults into volunteering and paid work. We run regular job clubs to help with CVs, job applications and preparation for employment. Volunteers to support at the job clubs would enable us to support a larger number of clients.
If you’d like to speak to someone about volunteering please contact us at email@example.com – we look forward to hearing for you.