Pokemon Go / Wizards Unite / Harry Potter Walking Group Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House

Name: Pokemon Go / Wizards Unite / Harry Potter Walking Group Volunteer
Organisation: Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House
Location: 2 St Paul's Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4AF
Type: Part Time
We are looking for a volunteer who can commit to a number of outdoor walks which we will offer to our residents and other disabled people in and around Weston-super-Mare. Volunteer can choose any day and time to run session, which we ask to take place regularly – either at the same day and time each week for a set number of weeks, or every month for a set number of months. We will provide training and further support on the walks, do not worry, you will not be the only one supporting participants.


Volunteers wanted who like Pokémon Go or Wizards Unite and Harry Potter to help disabled people in Weston-super-Mare throw Poké Balls or cast spells.

We are looking to run a walking group along the seafront and around town for disabled people who like Pokémon or Harry Potter. The success of Pokémon Go and the Harry Potter Wizards Unite games have our residents asking for support to cast spells and throw Poké Balls.

We would like to run the walks regularly and are looking for volunteers to commit to regulars adventures.

We think walks will take a hour, but we are for a little flexibility as some participants will be a little slower casting spells or throwing balls.

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Organisation Description

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose, enabling people to access the local community and participate fully in a wide range of social and leisure activities.

Birnbeck House is a home providing a range of services for adults with learning disabilities. It's a lovely Edwardian building situated near the sea front in the popular holiday town of Weston super Mare.

Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. We offer a wide range of activities, including swimming, music and dance therapy, and social events. We also hold fundraising events in the home, which residents get involved with, if they wish.

Our fully-trained staff members are experienced and provide our residents with 24-hour support. We support our residents to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.


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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy
  • Families
  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Sport and Outdoor Activities

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Art
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Caring
  • Catering
  • Community Work
  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • Entertainment
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events
  • Mentoring
  • Practical Work and DIY
  • Sports Development
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


We are looking for volunteers who like Pokémon or Harry Potter and would like to pay Pokémon Go or Wizard Unite. Volunteers do not need to be expert players, but they will need to at least understand the games and be able to support participants who may need help throwing Poké Balls or casting spells on their smart phones or tablets. We ask for regular commitment, either once a week or once a month.


Volunteers will get a good understanding of the issues facing disabled people
We will train you to understand the role of Leonard Cheshire
We will train you to work with disabled people
We will pay for your DBS check
We will provide support for you in your volunteering role
You will meet new people and make new friendships
You will get a sense of helping and making a difference to a disabled persons life
You will be invited to attend volunteer days and activities
We will acknowledge the effort you put into volunteering

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes, for lunch and travel
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview, Taster session