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Richmond AID
Richmond AID is an organisation run by and for disabled people.Our MissionRichmond AID will empower disabled people to achieve greater independence and choice by providing a range of services and support. We will work to remove barriers identified by disabled people.Our VisionEmpowered disabled people living independently and participating fully and equally in society.

Richmond and Kingston Volunteer Buddy:

Become a buddy to a young person with a disability in the Richmond or Kingston Borough. Help them to find independence in the community by travelling with them to activities in their local area while building a real friendship.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

-Expenses reimbursed (travel & activity costs)
-Training and full support for the role
-Funded DBS check
-Professional reference


Key Responsibilities and Objectives:

-Befriend a young person with disabilities between the ages of 14 ad 17.
-Travel with them on public transport in their local area to help them gain independence. 
-Support them to learn valuable life skills such as time management and handling small amounts of money.
-Join us for our BuddyUp Group Outings which have previously been at Chessington World of Adventures, Adventure Golf, and Bowling.
-Make a difference in someone's life and have a great time.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Disabled children aged 14-17.
Volunteers will be given an in person training session, alongside an online safeguarding lesson.

Time commitment

Once a fortnight - morning, afternoon, evening or weekend! Whatever works for you and your buddy!
Minimum 6 months commitment is required.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.