When we need you:
Luton and Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Each one of us has a circle of friends who make an enormous difference to our quality of life in so many ways. More than 1 in 4 young people who have a disability say that they have no friends at all. This is something we want to change and we hope you'll join us! We work with young people who have a learning disability and no or few friends and match them with 4-6 volunteers (aged 16+) to create a Circle of Support. The Circle do fun and interesting things together, such as bowling, baking a cake, learning to ride a bike. cinema trips, and whatever else the Circle decide to do together.
The group will meet as a circle every 6 weeks with the support of the Co-ordinator and will review with the young person how their circle is working and what the young person wants to do or achieve in the immediate and longer-term. This can be about planning a trip or about supporting access to learning, employment or a new activity. All circle members gain life, organisational and relational skills – and learn the value of mutual care and support. Your volunteering hours can also be a great way to achieve Duke of Edinburgh Awards or your Volunteering Certificates.....and the experience will be a great addition to your CV.
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