Mencap Volunteer Visitor – Wigston, Leicester

Opportunity by Royal Mencap Society
Location Wigston, UK

We are looking for a volunteer to visit a older gentleman. He will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you who has similar interests. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.

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About this role

Are you relaxed, calm and patient?

Would you like to make a difference to someone with learning disabilities?

Could you be a Mencap visitor?

Come and join us and be a visitor!

We are looking for a volunteer to visit a older gentleman. He’s a quiet gentleman who enjoys spending time relaxing at home as well as getting out and about too. He has a keen interest in watching sports and shopping. He loves to look through holiday brochures too!

He is looking for a volunteer who is very relaxed, calm and patient.

Visits are flexible and expenses are paid too.

He will enjoy spending time with a friendly volunteer like you who has similar interests. By visiting every other month, you will make a huge difference.

You will be introduced and get to know him with the support of a key worker.

When & where do I need to be available?

  • Visits will be every 2 months and can be during the week or weekends.
  • Visits will last around 1 hour.
  • Visits will take place at his home initially.

Before applying please check your journey to make sure it’s practical for you.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Friendly, patient and reliable


What can I expect from Mencap?

  • All relevant safety measure will be in place to ensure that you will be safe.
  • Personalised training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel, a meal out with the person you visit)
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued
  • You will be making a difference!

About Mencap
What difference will I make?1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

About this service

We offer a lifelong befriending service for people with learning disabilities. Matching the skills and interests of passionate visitors with the specific hobbies and interests of individual people with a learning disability.

Our 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, our visitor is the only person in someone’s life who isn’t paid to be there for them.


When you can volunteer



  • References needed


Location Wigston, UK

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