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Residential Camp - Volunteers

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Are you interested in helping at residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges’ We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen. We have a variety of exciting camp roles available. These include: Activity Leader, Team Mate, Camp Recorder (Photographer), Safeguarding Officer & Clinical Volunteer.

Opportunity: Volunteer Mentor

As a volunteer mentor you will support young adults with autism and/or a learning disability to improve various skills including numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

The project enables these students to develop skills for work and independent living. This mentoring role is a crucial one as it supports us to better individualise the curriculum to fully meet individual needs.

This is a real ‘hands on’ opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life. You will get the opportunity to gain experience in working with young people with a learning disability.


Adult Volunteer Support

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Resources for Autism are looking for outgoing but patient people who like a challenge to support adults with autism in their art groups. Creative with a sense of humour you will be able to communicate clearly not easily offended and be able to use your skills to enhance the art group. If this is you, then you will be rewarded with hands on experience with people with autism and developing your communication and creative skills.

Befriending

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Befriending Volunteers at Look Ahead will be passionate about helping others. Mainly the role is about befriending someone who may be lonely or vulnerable. A befriender will provide the customer with companionship and support, both practical and emotional.

Opportunity: Spectrum Link

To provide a befriending service for children in the Camden area who have mental and physical disabilities and to provide them with opportunities that they may otherwise not have access to. This also enables parents to have a small amount of respite, so it is for the benefit of the children, parents, and you as volunteers!


Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

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Keep a note in your diary for our upcoming training opportunities for our weekend club, supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. You’ll be supporting them to take part in fun and challenging activities like sports & games, arts & crafts, drama and outings into London. Training starts on Sun 5th Nov.

Opportunity: Volunteer Coach

KEEN London is a registered charity that runs free weekly sports and games sessions for children and young adults aged 5-25 (our athletes) with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Learning Disability and Global Development Delay.
Not only are our sessions tons of fun for the athletes but they also provide a much needed respite opportunity for caregivers. Every athlete is supported one-to-one by a trained volunteer coach which means that parents are able to leave their children in a secure and safe environment.
At sessions we are working to develop the athletes confidence, self-esteem, communication and level and enjoyment of physical activity.


Volunteer Coach

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Do you want to have fun and get active?

KEEN London needs volunteer one-to-one coaches to support children with disabilities (our athletes) at free sports and games sessions in North, South and East London.

Volunteers are required to support our athletes in accessing all of the fun and games at sessions, providing motivation and giving lots of praise and encouragement.

You do not need any specialist skills or experience, but will need lots of enthusiasm and energy, as well as good communication and team-working abilities.

Opportunity: Get Set to Go Volunteer Sports Navigator

Get Set to Go is a project aimed at supporting people experiencing mental health issues to link up with community sports resources to help them achieve their fitness and wellbeing goals.


Get Set to Go Volunteer Sports Navigator

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Interested in supporting people in mental distress and helping them to improve their fitness and wellbeing? Looking for a career in mental health? If you are open minded and have a keen interest in mental health and sport, this role is for you.

Opportunity: Garden Buddy Volunteer

To help support our garden volunteers who have learning disabilities. The garden group teaches new skills while building relationships.


Volunteer for the Campaign Campus initiative

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ASPIeRATIONS is an advocate group for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the corporate world. Volunteers will work across every aspect of our social enterprise - getting involved with marketing, development, PR, social media, fundraising and more! You will be in constant contact with a wide range of people to spread awareness about neurodiversity and to dispel misconceptions about neuro-diverse traits. You will be primarily be involved in our Campaign Campus initiative which aims to head-hunt individuals with AS at universities.

Opportunity: Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

To aid the social development of our members of the club, all of which have a learning disability and/or autism. Our members attend the club to build confidence, create new relationships, have lots of fun and be free to express themselves.


Volunteer Mentor

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Rewarding volunteer opportunities at Kith and Kids

Are you enthusiastic, patient, caring and want to make a difference to someone’s life?

If you answered yes than you should consider mentoring!

The ELSEP scheme (Employment and Life Skills Programme) supports young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities to develop skills for work and independent living.

The project runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-3pm at our headquarters in Tottenham.

Friday Night Disco for Learning Disabilities Helper

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Centre 404 is the place to be on a Friday night. Each Friday we host a disco for around 70 adults with learning disabilities. The live DJ and disco ball make the atmosphere amazing! We are looking for volunteers who are willing to come out fortnightly to help collect entrance fees at the door, monitor the tuck shop, and give water to those dancing the night away. Great fun!

Opportunity: Adult Volunteer Support

Support adults with autism in an art group setting


Saturday Club Volunteer

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Every Saturday we run a varied list of activities that our members can attend as they choose including: learning corner, a supper club, cookery groups, Zumba, karaoke, bowling etc. Our base serves as venue for people to hang out, spend time with their friends and most importantly aims to help the health and wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities. We are also running bigger day trips to places like Lego Land, Chessington, museums, exhibitions and galleries

Opportunity: Friday Night Disco for Learning Disabilities Helper

Assist with weekly disco for adults with learning dsiabilities.