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 relaxed holiday in Wales. 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 staying away from home and visiting the beach, going to pubs and restaurants, and socialising with peers. 

Time commitment

This is a week long holiday running in September 2022 (exact dates still tbc). 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 primarily you are there sharing a holiday with the guests so run on their holiday timings.
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.

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