Social Activities Volunteer (Person Specification)

While we value personal qualities and enthusiasm above all, and will give training and ongoing support – below are some of the other qualities you might bring to the role.

Qualities, values and skills – most important for the role
  • Ability to working alongside people with a learning disability in a non-judgemental and respectful way
  • To appreciate their right to make decisions for themselves
  • Good social skills and a good listener
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • To be reliable & dependable
  • Have a sensitive and caring attitude towards others
  • Willing to attend induction, on-going training and occasional events
Qualities, values and skills –    desirable for the role
  • Some understanding of and interest in learning disability issues.
  • Enthusiasm
  • A willingness to try new things
  • IT skills.
  • Have a warm and open personality and a sense of humour
  • Flexible.
  • Able to participate in occasional longer activities or outings further away from Macclesfield.
Other Expectations
We would ask all potential volunteers to attend induction training before commencing their roles. As the position involves working with vulnerable adults, volunteers are subject to a Disclosure and Barring scheme check

We would expect all volunteers to work to the ethos values and policies of SUSO and approach their work in a mature and professional manner.


Macclesfield Speaking Up Speaking Out is committed to empowering and working with adults with learning disabilities, by providing a safe, friendly and constructive environment. Volunteers provide a core element of this service as they enhance and support paid staff in the work they do towards this goal.