Volunteering Vacancies

We have opportunities for anybody to get involved and develop their skills by volunteering in supported housing.  

 

Volunteer Driver

Where: Opportunities available throughout Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport, Manchester, East Lancashire, Warrington, and Halton.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference to your community, meet new people, and enable people with learning disabilities to access their local community and partake in social activities.

Full induction will be provided and relevant training and development opportunities are available to all volunteers.

 

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

 

Volunteer Befriender

Where: Opportunities available throughout Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport, Manchester, East Lancashire, Warrington, and Halton.

Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference to your community, meet new people and try something new.

Volunteering also provides you with a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge further and it looks great on your CV.

Full induction will be provided and relevant training and development opportunities are available to all volunteers.

Why we want you:

To develop warm and trusting relationships with the people we support.
Opportunity to share your hobbies/interests with someone.
Support individuals with daily living skills
Support individuals to access their local community.

 

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

 

Circle of Support Volunteer

Where: Opportunities available throughout Rochdale and Manchester

When: Flexible hours

Commitment: Typically, you would need to be available to meet for a couple of hours every 4 – 6 weeks.

 

About Circles of Support

People with learning disabilities can sometimes find it hard to meet people in their local area and they may find themselves spending more time with paid staff rather than having the chance to make their own friends.

A circle of support is a group of people who come together to support the person to think about future ambitions and help them to make their own decisions about their life. They find out what the person wants and offer support to enable them to achieve this.

 

Who we are looking for - People who:

Can offer regular, reliable commitment.
Are fun and outgoing.
Are enthusiastic and friendly.
Have good communication skills.
Can maintain a respectful and non- judgemental approach.

 

What’s in it for you?

An opportunity to meet new people.
An excellent way to make a positive difference to someone’s life.
Improve CV with new skills and experiences.
Access relevant training opportunities.

 

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

Volunteer Befriender

Where: Harpurhey

We are looking for a Volunteer Befriender to spend time with someone we support.

The individual enjoys singing (and music in general), films, swimming, all forms of transport (he loves going on buses and trains), TV comedies (especially, Last of the Summer Wine, Laurel & Hardy, Blackadder and Fualty Towers).  He has various collections including teddy bears, DVDs, and model cars and trucks.  He is originally from Scotland and loves anything and everything Scottish.  He is hoping to move back up to Scotland at some point in the future so someone who has an interest in Scotland would be ideal.

He is looking for a volunteer who has a mature outlook, who he can talk to and who will listen to him.  He has a keen interst in history and politics and would like someone who he can talk to about these subjects.  Ideally, the person will have similar interests to him, such as an interest in comedy and transport.  They will be non-judgemental, reliable, trusting and have a sense of humour.  He is looking for someone who can challenge him to try new things and accompany him on trips to places such as the bus museum, and other places of interest. 

A full induction and on-going support and guidance will be provided.

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

 

Volunteer

Where: Trafford, Manchester, Warrington, Stockport, East Lancashire, Oldham and Rochdale

When: Flexible

Commitment: Flexible 

 

Volunteer Matching

If you would liek to volunteer but can't see a vacancy suitable for you, please get in touch.

We have lots of opportunities for volunteers to join us at Future Directions CIC. Our Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Wilkes will match your interests and hours available with a person we support. This will create a great opportunity for you to make a difference to the life of a person we support.

 

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

 

 

 

Volunteer Walking Group Assistant

Where: Stanley Grange, Samlesbury, Preston.

When: Tuesdays from 09:30am - 4:00pm

About us:

Future Directions are a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to a wide range of individuals, including people with learning disabilities.  We are a person centred organisation, meaning that we always put the needs of the individual at the centre of everything we do.

What we're looking for:

We are looking for volunteers to help out on our new walking group, to make sure the walks are friendly, safe and enjoyable.

If you want to help people in your local community to get active and healthy, and to have fun, then we could have the perfect opportunity for  you.

We are looking for people who have an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits, and can share this with others.  We are also looking for people who are friendly, welcoming and have good communications skills.  You will also need to be reliable, punctual, honest and well-organised.  An ability to drive the mini bus would be a fantastic extra but is not essential.

What's in it for you?

This is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and help others to get active and get walking.  It will also enable you to develop your skills further, meet new people, discover more of your local  are and be more physically active yourself.

Full induction will be provided and relevant training and development opportunities are available.

Ongoing support will be provided by the Team Manager.

Please click here to apply

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000 / 07791 505 694

Volunteer Befriender

Where: Oldham Area

We are looking for a Volunteer Befriender to support someone with learning disabilities to access the community and partake in social activities.

The individual likes to go out in the community and keep busy. He likes to help others and is kind and friendly. He enjoys football and his favourite team is Oldham Athletic. He is looking for someone who can support him to go out in the community. This could include museums, out for a meal, walks in the local parks, doing some gardening, and going to the cinema or concerts.

Ideally he is looking for a volunteer who can visit him for a few hours twice a week so he can spend time in the community doing activities that he enjoys.

He is looking for someone who is fun, helpful, enthusiastic, and who likes to be active. A good sense of humour is also a must!

All our volunteers are given training and are fully supported in their role.

Please click here to apply

 

For more information contact: 

Jennifer Neville

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0161 769 9000

 

                

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