Are you motivated to help someone to learn new skills?
Can you spare a few hours a week to support someone with a learning disability to volunteer within their community?
This is how you can help:
As a volunteer with the Travel Buddy Project you’ll support someone with a learning disability in a volunteer work placement. This will include helping them to develop their travel skills getting to and from the placement.
People with learning disabilities are often dependent upon expensive methods of transport, such as, taxis and minibuses. Many people lack the skills to travel by public transport. This can lead to social isolation which impacts on employment or training opportunities. The Travel Buddy Project has successfully helped some of these people to take their first steps towards independent travel. This has increased employment/training/volunteering opportunities for those who have used our service.
Read more about the Travel Buddy Project.
Success stories:

“Thanks to travel training and volunteering I feel more confident and I’m learning new skills. I have improved my social network and I feel a valued member of my local community.” – Andrew, a past volunteer

Skills and experience you’ll need:

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, friendliness and good communication,
  • A good team player open to learning and developing yourself and others,
  • Previous experience working alongside people with learning disabilities is desirable but not necessary.

What we offer you:

  • In return for a regular commitment, we offer you an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community,
  • A rewarding and beneficial experience which can help enhance your future job prospects,
  • Travel expenses and the cost of the DBS check will be covered,
  • You’ll be given support and training on all aspects of the role.

How to apply:

You will be expected to attend an informal interview and provide two references.
Please call 01273 222079 or email Travel Buddy for more information or complete this application form

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