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People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their carers are at the centre of our work. With experience...

Family Fun and Friendship Club helper

This opportunity takes place between 29 Sep 2018 and 08 Dec 2018.

'My Time' is a friendship club for school children with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) their families and siblings in conjunction with RNIB. You would set up and lead (if possible) activities, welcome and register participants, engage with people with PMLD and their families/carers and other relevant duties. You should be enthuastic, friendly, and willing to meet and support a person with PMLD. We believe in rewarding volunteers, e.g. training, certificate of attendance, references and more.

Contact Name

Lesley Gray

Benefits to self

You would gain experience of this unique, inspiring group, learn how to support families; improve your communication skills, sharpen your leadership by running group activities, build friendships with other volunteers, students and staff and more importantly enjoy the satisfaction of helping people.

Benefits to others

Share your knowledge and experience with others through leading or assisting with an activity, support families by just being a 'shoulder to cry on' or a friendly face to chat to, practical help with offering refreshments and lunch and much more


RNIB Springfield, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow

Training available

PAMIS have a learning and development hub which has training toolkit including communication, health and safety guidelines, sensory integration, inclusive activities, etc. RNIB offer Values Training and Visual Awareness Training.

Hours per week

3-6 hours a month

PVG required


Support and supervision details

PAMIS and RNIB staff will always be present to support and supervise. The group we support will always have at least one carer if not two.
  • TypeBefriending, Children, Learning Disability, Physical Disability, Young People

Employability skills

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