Walk and Talk Volunteer

Walk and Talk Volunteer

Posted for Winchester Go LD

Posted by Volunteer First

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Winchester Go LD is a charity for adults with a learning disability, living in Winchester and the surrounding district district.

We launched our Walk and Talk program in 2020 in response to the first lockdown. It has proved to be a successful and popular way to socially engage with our members and to provide exercise, fresh air and support. It also provides carers with rest-bite. 

The programme matches members with volunteers, who provide support and conversation during each Walk & Talk. The value of the service really enhances with time, as the relationships between volunteers and members grow with every walk.

This is a fun and interesting opportunity based in Winchester. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 1 hour, weekly or fortnightly, in addition to 2-3 volunteer meetings and training sessions throughout the year. Walk & Talks are usually offered on weekdays only, with flexible timings available, that will suit a broad range of volunteer and member availability.

We are looking for someone with empathy, with some understanding and preferably experience of the needs of people with a learning disability; good communication skills as well as a sense of fun! Flexibility would be an advantage.

What skills do I need?

We are ideally looking for someone who has experience in working with vulnerable people. This might be from experience gained volunteering in a similar role, through your work role, or through the experience you have gained in your personal life. We understand that the rich tapestry of experience and knowledge that a volunteer brings, adds enormously to the value of the role they will undertake with Winchester Go LD. 

We are looking for volunteers who like people and who are caring, sociable and interesting for our members to spend time with. It's important that you can demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and to actively listen.

An understanding of data protection and equal opportunities is desirable.

Posted for Winchester Go LD

Posted by Volunteer First

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Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location:

Winchester Go LD
The Arc
Jewry Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8SB

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