Purpose of the role?

People with a learning disability or additional needs are often isolated and excluded from mainstream leisure and social activities. We believe that EVERYONE has the right to have fun and feel safe.

Our organised activity groups give people with additional needs the chance to make friends, enjoy social time together and try out a variety of activities. These fun and friendly groups help to improve physical health and mental wellbeing and increase life skills.

What would I be doing?

• Use your baking skills to help our citizens make a variety of biscuits and cakes.
• Helping people to take part in basic cooking and baking activities
• Encouraging people to feel part of the group and take part in the activities.
• Helping to set up equipment and tidy away at the end of the session.
• Helping to maintain a safe and welcoming environment.

What do I need?

• Basic cooking/baking experience.
• An interest in helping people, being approachable and friendly
• Good communication skills
• Accepting of others who might be different to you
• The ability to work as part of a diverse team
• A willingness to learn and work within guidelines set out by Midland Mencap
• Honesty, integrity and trustworthy
• Good time management skills, reliability
• An enhanced DBS check will be required by all successful applicants.

Where and when do you need me?

• Usually once a week for 2-3 hours
• Ideally you can attend 2-4 times per month.
• Weoley Castle Community Hub, Bottetourt Rd, Birmingham B29 5TE

What’s in it for me?

As one of our valued volunteers, Midland Mencap will offer you:

• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family carers
• Improved health and wellbeing from doing positive activities
• A volunteering preparation session
• An induction and settling in period and any training and development that is needed
• The chance to develop your skills and gain experience
• The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
• Any out-of-pocket travel expenses
• Lots of appreciation for your amazing contribution

What to do if you’re interested?

Download and complete an application form from our website https://midlandmencap.org.uk/volunteer/,  email the completed application form to [email protected].