Oxford & District Mencap
Oxford & District Mencap run exciting activity holidays for teenagers and young adults with learning disability. We are looking for volunteer carers to come along on the holidays to support our guests.

We are looking for volunteer carers/support workers to support guests with learning disabilities to attend a fun activity holiday. The guests look forward to these holidays as the highlight of their year, and volunteers are crucial to help them engage in activities they might not otherwise be able to, such as theme parks, petting zoos, and swim centres.

Time commitment

This is a week long holiday running from 30 July- 6 August 2022. You will need to be available 24/7 throughout this time but you are only 'on duty' throughout the day (roughly 08:00 to 20:00) depending on when our guests wake up and go to bed). In the evenings and overnight you will have some down time, but there is a rota for overnight duty to ensure there are always two volunteers available to campers should they wake up during the night (you can sleep during your shift, you just might get woken up!). We tend to give overnight duty to more experienced volunteers, so do not be put off by this!
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are monitoring government guidance before we make a final decision about what camps will look like this year. We ask that volunteers are vaccinated but understand that for personal or medical reasons this is not always possible. Volunteers will complete lateral flow tests throughout the week and ample PPE and hand sanitiser will be provided. Guests will also be asked to lateral flow test before arrival.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

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