We are a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and Autism. Around 8 events are held in the Sheffield area every month. These range from meals out, crazy golf, bowling, cinema trips and much much more.
The organisation aims to help people to gain more confidence and friendships through meeting regularly and enjoying new activities.
Currently the Project Development worker (Nicola) runs 8 events per month in the Sheffield area. Between 6-10 members attend each event. Meals out, bowling, cinema and museum trips (The list is endless and new and creative ideas are always welcome) With the help and assistance of volunteers working alongside Nicola more members can access each event.
The role involves helping out at the events and overseeing the safety and well -being of our members. That can range from supporting them to order and pay for food, helping to add up the scores at darts, chatting to them or simply cheering them on when they get a strike at bowling!!
The times of the events are all advertised monthly on a flyer which the volunteers receive well in advance so they can see which ones they may be able to help with. Each event usually last 2-3 hours, although sometimes we may go out for the day. Most are day time events and vary month to month on which day of the week they occur. There are usually a couple of events during the evening and one on a Saturday or Sunday each month. Even if a volunteer can only help with one event each month, it’s still really helpful and always appreciated.