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Activity Mentor

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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.

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Required Role

Activity Mentor

Key responsibilities

Removing barriers to participation, supporting disabled people to choose, travel to and fully engage with a variety of clubs, hobbies and activities of their choice.

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Problem solving
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 03-12-2017

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Location

Princess St, Manchester M2 4EG, UK
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