Social Lights Volunteer (Adult Social Care)

What You'll Do: 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers will be matched with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities or autism, and their role will be to encourage and enable those individuals to engage in social activities within their community and explore personal hobbies and interests, in order to increase confidence, combat isolation and improve mental wellbeing. The matching process will consider interests, hobbies and location, to create the best possible start to a supportive friendship.

 

 

Why You'll Love It: 
This is a great opportunity for those looking for voluntary experience in adult social care, or simply looking to support a fellow citizen, share your skill set with others and encourage people to get out in their local community!   We don't require any prior experience or qualifications for this role.
What You'll Learn: 
1-1 support for adults who access social care support Improving people's quality of life, especially around social and mental well-being Helping people make their own choices and supporting them with their personal goals Opening up a range of activities for people leading to increased self-esteem and self-confidence Providing a chance for people to develop new relationships, and opportunities for participation in social activities Combat loneliness and social isolation Providing opportunities for people to become volunteers to support others with a similar situation
What We're Looking For: 
Friendly, respectful and non-judgemental attitude towards people who use the service and their needs Demonstrated good listening and personal skills Reliable, trustworthy and proactive Ability to support, encourage and enable others to fulfil tasks and activities
Summary
Volunteering
Community
Social Care
12 Weeks Minimum
1 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Communication
Empathy
Interpersonal / Confidence
Requirements: 
DBS check
Over 18
Training

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