We are a disabled people’s organisation. We were founded here in Manchester twenty-years ago. We are led by disabled people and we support other disabled people to work and live independently
Our Activity Mentors support disabled people to participate in activities of their choice, building confidence and tackling social isolation. With your support, we can remove the barriers preventing disabled people in your community from pursuing an active and fulfilling life.
As an Activity Mentor, you will gain experience of working with disabled people. No prior experience is required. We will offer you supervision, support, training and skills which can really enhance your CV. We will cover your travel expenses and can offer further incentives if you stay with us long-term
To ensure this a worthwhile experience for you and you are able to make a valuable contribution to our work, we do expect our volunteers to share and promote our values and to make a serious time commitment. Wherever possible, we would expect a weekly commitment, but we will work around the days and hours when you are available.The project is Manchester-wide, and in parts of Bury and Rochdale too. We will match you up with a person in your area, or a location convenient to you, and you will get to know them, support and encourage them to engage with their hobbies and interests. Since the aim of the project is to increase our clients’ independence, you are likely to be working with one person for about twelve weeks, after which, if you wish to continue, you can be matched-up with a new person.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 03-12-2017