Walsall Social Activity Volunteer

4 July 2024
2 min read.

A woman stands between two men in wheelchairs in a community center room. The woman wears a t-shirt with positive words like 'capable', 'worthy', and 'kind'. The men are smiling and appear to be engaged in conversation. The room has colorful decorations including a butterfly on the wall and a poster about learning disability week.

Who are Midland Mencap

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs.

Volunteering with Midland Mencap is your opportunity to do something really positive, to have a great time, feel good and help us achieve our vision.

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 adult citizens want to enjoy social & leisure activities with their friends, and by giving just a little time each month, you can help them do that.

What would I be doing?

With your friendly personality and happy attitude, we need you to be a friendly face for our citizens, chatting and helping them to get involved and have a great time.

Our weekly social night gives our citizens the chance to meet their friends and enjoy a range of games and music, or pop into town for something to eat or a game of bowling.

Our monthly disco is filled with music, laughs and good times. Whether you want to dance along or you are just happy to chat, you can help someone to have a fun night.

What do I need?

• A friendly personality to ensure a happy atmosphere.

• Accepting of people who may be different to you.

• Happy to chat.

• Willing to learn and act within guidelines set out by Midland Mencap.

• Good time management skills, and reliability.

• An enhanced DBS check will be required by all successful applicants.

When and where do you need me?

Our weekly social group meets on a Tuesday evening between 6pm – 7:30pm

At the Walsall Disability Centre. Lichfield St. WS1 1TU

Our Monthly disco is on the last Thursday of the month between 7pm – 9pm

At the Pelsall Community Centre. Station Rd, Pelsall, Walsall WS3 4BQ

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

• An induction and settling-in period

• 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

• Support within your role

• Any out-of-pocket travel expenses

• Lots of appreciation for your amazing contribution

• Positive wellbeing from doing something great

• Improve career opportunities by adding your volunteer role to a CV

What to do if you’re interested?

Download and complete the Volunteering application form here on our website,

Email the completed application form to volunteering@midlandmencap.org.uk.

For more information or an informal chat, call 0121 442 2944 and speak to someone about how volunteering could work for you.

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