Wirral Mencap exists to advance equality for people with a learning disability and their families. Our mission is to improve quality of life and create a more accessible, inclusive and supportive community in Wirral. We campaign, raise awareness, provide information and advice and offer supported personal development, volunteering and social opportunities including a weekly social club that has been running for over 50 years, an annual holiday to Devon, a drop in weekly lunch club and men’s group, singles’ nights and ‘managing relationships’ workshops, the Gateway Award, a buddying and befriending scheme, a range of accessible life skills courses.
Hours: 4-6 hours a month is an average, but as much or little as you want
Reports to: Fundraiser
Work base: Out in the community
Wirral Mencap is a small local charity that promotes equality for people with a learning disability. We deliver a range of projects and services that improve health and wellbeing, reduce isolation, support skills development and help families avoid crises.
We receive no funding from the local authority or from National Mencap (Royal Mencap Society), so appreciate any fundraising help our volunteers can give us. In addition to the opportunitites listed above, we're always on the lookout for new fundraising approaches and welcome volunteers who can help us to think of fresh ideas!
As a volunteer befriender, you must display the following qualities:
Training and supervision
Volunteer Fundraisers will attend a two-hour training session where they will learn about:
Specific fundraising training will also be available periodically.
Supervision is provided by the Fundraising Manager at most events. Formal supervision can also be offered as and when needed.
Minimum commitment level: Once every three months
Start Date: 27-09-2019