Mencap Volunteer Visitor (Tea And Cake Female Visiting Volunteer)

The Royal Mencap Society

Do you enjoy chatting over tea and cake? A charity supporting people with learning disabilities is looking for a volunteer to take a lady out for tea and cake every other month

Published On: 24/05/2023
About this opportunity from The Royal Mencap Society

We support a lady loves to pop to the cafe once every other month for tea and cafe and would like a female volunteer to go with.

We offer a lifelong befriending service for adults with learning disabilities. Matching the skills and interests of passionate visitors with the specific hobbies and interests of the people we visit. Visitors visit six times a year to create a 1-2-1 connection, offer companionship, encourage people to do the things they enjoy and check-in on their wellbeing.

In many cases, the visitor is the only person in someone’s life who isn’t paid to be there for them. In this role you will spend quality time with the person you visit and could do a range of different activities like:

  • Sitting and having a chat
  • Checking in on their well- being
  • Going out to a local cafe/pub for a meal/drink
  • Enjoying a walk
  • A craft activity at home
  • Reading a book/magazine together

As a Mencap volunteer visitor you will be:

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Reliable and patient
  • Passionate about supporting people with a with a learning disability.

As a Mencap visitor you will:

  • Have the opportunity to help make a difference to the life of the person you visit
  • Receive a personalised volunteer induction and training
  • Have agreed out of pocket expenses reimbursed
  • Meet new people
  • Get on-going support, and feel appreciated and valued
Activity Types

General helping | Local events | Supporting people and befriending


Disability | Health and Social Care


Flexible, occasionally, 1 hour every other month

Find out more

For more information about The Royal Mencap Society and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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