Volunteer for Friends Connect

VOLUNTEER - imageDown’s Syndrome Scotland is looking for Volunteer Mentors and Community Connectors!

You can help young people and adults with Down’s syndrome build their confidence and self-esteem, get out and about more doing the things they enjoy but also getting involved and taking part in new activities. For Volunteer Mentors it’s also about supporting ‘friendships’ to grow by helping Friends Group members meet up with each other.

“Sarah (Volunteer Mentor) goes with me to Zumba. I’ve met a few new friends there and I’m getting fit! We are going to try a Belly Dancing class soon, I can’t wait.”  

Group Member (Adult with Down’s Syndrome)

“My son has been meeting with his new friend from Friends Connect for 6 months. They go to the same college and now say hello, help and interact with each other. The volunteer has really helped them be more sociable, share interests and respect each other.”

Parent.

“I love it, I feel like I’m making a difference. I’ve really seen his confidence grow. He was so shy at first but now talks away and is so sociable.”

Volunteer Mentor.

It is a fun, rewarding and inspirational role – all it takes is a commitment to a couple of meet ups every month. We will provide training and all the help you need to be a successful Mentor.

Car user is handy but not essential. You must be over 18 years old.

Please email brenda@dsscotland.org.uk for more information, please include your mobile number if you would like us to call you.