Dimensions Volunteering


Volunteer Social Buddy

Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire, England

 

Would you like to bring fun and friendship to a person we support?

 

A lady we support who lives in Crowthorne would like a Social Buddy to enjoy going out into the local community together, maybe for a coffee or a trip to a local garden centre.

 

As her family no longer lives close by, she misses meeting other people regularly and having a chat. As a Social Buddy, you could help make a huge difference to her life.

 

Our volunteer social buddies bring a lot of joy, fun and much-valued friendships to the people we support, so if you’re interested, please get in touch!

 

Activities will include:

  • Arranging regular times to meet up (ideally at least once a month as a minimum)
  • Meeting, chatting and building a friendship with the lady we support
  • Being able to visit local coffee shops and other places of interest.
  • Have fun!

 

 Activities will NOT include: Personal care, medication or financial assistance.

 

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Enjoy going out and about
  • Are friendly, chatty and a good listener
  • Are reliable/dependable and willing to commit to volunteer regularly (a minimum of at least once a month is preferred but exact times/days can be discussed)

 

A DBS check and two character references will be required for this role.

 

What you’ll gain from being a Dimensions volunteer:

Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.


Our volunteers play a vital role in our work and in return, we support with:

 

  • Access to free online training (with access to 800 plus courses)
  • Comprehensive support from professional, friendly and trained Dimensions staff
  • Reasonable expenses may be reimbursed as agreed
  • An opportunity to gain real experience in the social care sector

 

Want to apply for this role?

If you’d like to be a Dimensions volunteer, please get in touch!