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Kith & Kids

We need volunteers that can support help our members (children and young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities) to have lots of fun and challenge themselves in a host of activities throughout the year! Kith & Kids’ aim is to empower our members and their families to develop new skills, gain greater confidence and overcome social exclusion.

We have an activity to suit the interest and availability of anyone as you can join us on weekends, evenings, weekdays or school holidays. We run a Youth Group, Weekend Club, Social Development Project, Summer Camp, Employment & Life Skills Project for adults with autism and much more!

Application deadline: 

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.

As a volunteer mentor you will support our students to improve their literacy, numeracy and IT skills, and participate in workshops that explore employment options and workplace expectations.

We can offer you:

Training: We run some training sessions which you would attend before you start with us - this will give you some insight into what to expect and an opportunity to get to know other volunteers!

Support: We provide support throughout your time with us and have feedback sessions to share the joys and challenges of each day.

Expenses: We’ll reimburse your travel within the London area.

References: We are happy to write these up to a year after involvement.

Get in touch to find out more.

Role Aim: 

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.


We deliver a wide range of activities during the sessions. These can range from games to confidence building workshops to sessions on literacy. As a mentor you will support our students during these sessions.

Some of the students access external work experience opportunities which requires a mentor to accompany them.

Skills needed: 

We do not require any previous experience for this role, but we are looking for volunteers who will bring energy, commitment and enthusiasm to the role.


Training for this opportunity takes place on the following dates;

Thursday 24th September 7pm-9.30pm

Thursday 1st October 7pm-9.30pm

Thursday 8th October 7pm-9.30pm

Training takes place at our offices at the Haringey Irish Centre (N17 8DX), which are a two minute walk from White Hart Lane Rail Station in Tottenham.

We also provide ongoing support and training through regular meetings.

Volunteers will work from our offices in Tottenham (3rd Floor The Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, Tottenham, N17 8DX)
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
We are looking for volunteers specifically on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10am until 3pm.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here