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Opportunity: London Marathon Cheer Squad Volunteers

Be part of one of the UK’s biggest sporting events and join Mencap, the Official Charity Partner for 2020, at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday April 26.

Mencap will have nearly 600 runners fundraising over £2000 each to change the lives of people with a learning disability, with this year’s fundraising going towards our All Move project, bringing together children with and without learning disabilities through sport.

We want to get as many people as possible to support those with a learning disability and be a part of our ‘movement for change’, showcasing how amazing people with learning disability are and raising awareness on this huge world stage. We have 15 runners who have a learning disability taking on the colossal task of running 26.2 mile and it is very important that we give them the support they need to get over the finish line!

It’s an electric atmosphere where huge crowds gather to support the 40,000 people running through the streets of London, and we need you to join us at one of our cheer points to support them.


Opportunity: Sense Holidays Volunteer

Join us on a Sense Holiday
Meet new people, try new challenges, explore new ways of communicating and visit new places – all whilst supporting disabled people to enjoy these experiences too. If this sounds like your kind of holiday, then why not join us this year!
Our holidaymakers and you
On Sense Holidays, groups of disabled people with complex needs - children, young people and adults - pack their bags for a jam-packed week of new activities, friendships and lots of laughs.
As a Sense Holiday volunteer, you’ll be part of a team making sure each break is the very best experience it can be for everyone involved. You’ll need to be enthusiastic, positive, open-minded and willing to be flexible. In return, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience. We welcome volunteers each year from a huge range of backgrounds. The unique contribution each volunteer makes, no matter your skills and experience, enables each and every holidaymaker to try new things and make new connections in a safe and supported environment.
Whatever your background and experience you will learn something – either about a new communication method, how to break down barriers for those with additional needs, or about the value of team work. You will come away with a memory full of magical little moments and a heart full of pride in what the holidaymakers enjoyed and achieved and what you did to make that possible.
Applications are now open for volunteering on 2020 Sense Holidays.


Opportunity: Music Volunteer

To support student engagement in our music classes.


Opportunity: Session Cycling Volunteer

You will play a key role in the practical deliver of our inclusive cycling sessions with the help of cycle instructors.


Opportunity: Social Media Volunteer

To implement and develop LADPP*s social media strategy, in order to increase the charity*s profile and share useful information with our community.


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.


Opportunity: Children's & Young People's Buddy, Tower Hamlets

Sense is running an exciting and innovative new volunteer led buddying service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, providing 1 to 1 and/or group buddying to children and young people with disabilities. Children and young people will be supported by volunteers to access services and activities in the area that they are interested in, this could vary from play to learning to climb, to concerts or sports. Volunteers will be supported by a service coordinator and buddying assistants.


Opportunity: Event Speaker Volunteer

Deliver talks to community groups such as rotary clubs, faith groups, schools and business with the aim of increasing understanding of hearing loss, tinnitus and deafness. Raising awareness of Action on Hearing Loss’s work in the community, and motivating groups to fundraise.


Opportunity: Independent Living Volunteer

To increase our students confidence in order to support them to live independently.


Opportunity: Reach Out Volunteer Support

To support families with a child or adult with Autism


Opportunity: Skills for Work Advisor

Help our service users to resolve workplace problems.


Trusts Officer

Organisation: 

Stoll is both a housing association and a charity and for almost 100 years, we have provided homes and support services for vulnerable Veterans (ex-Armed Forces personnel). We have four housing schemes in London and our office is based at our largest scheme, Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, in the Fulham Road Apart from providing housing, we also provide support services, to ensure that Veterans are equipped to live independently.

Opportunity: Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

Volunteers would conduct fun and engaging one-hour workshops to train children on eye care and eye health and help them be change agents as Eye Heroes for eye health with adults in their social circles.

Volunteers have the option to become a Local Lead for Eye Heroes if there isn*t one in the area. Local Leads are our main point of contact for coordinating and communicating future workshops in a specific region. Volunteers who choose to be Local Leads will contact schools, recruit more volunteers for the workshops, and promote Eye Heroes with the local community and local partners.

The volunteer will lead the workshop using the toolkit and resources provided by Eye Heroes. The volunteer will interact and engage with the children using games, videos, role play and interactive activities. The teachers are expected to be in the classroom to provide supervision. The Lead volunteer would coordinate with the school on the logistics planning for the workshop.


Opportunity: Association Visitor

Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices.


Opportunity: English Group Teacher

Provide our users with the English skills they need, in order to achieve their goals.


Opportunity: Fundraising Grant Application Writer

To support us in our funding application processes to be able to pay running costs of the organisation and volunteer expenses to continue delivering our services free of charge to the community.


Opportunity: My Community Volunteer

The project will help people improve their travel, monetary, social and digital skills. We are expecting people to be happier and will have had their lives improved by the project. They’ll feel more linked in with their friends and community outside of Share hours.


Session Meet & Greet / Reception Volunteer

Organisation: 

Working as a session meet & greet volunteer for Wheels for Wellbeing, an inclusive cycling charity, is a great way to support people with disabilities who come to our inclusive cycling sessions.

As a volunteer you’ll have a chance to assist them with registration, make them feel welcome and important. You’ll also have a chance to boost your customer service and online database skills as well as experience work with people from different backgrounds.

Opportunity: Social Volunteer

Revitalise is a national charity that has been providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. We have three Revitalise centres, one in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport, each providing a wide range of accessible activities, excursions and entertainment.

We are very lucky to have dedicated volunteers, who provide companionship and support to our guests, ensuring they have a truly unforgettable holiday and we would love you to join them. Our volunteers form a crucial part of the Revitalise team and our guests always tell us that a big part of what makes their holiday so special are the volunteers.

Our Social Volunteers provide companionship and social support to our guests. Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers, create the holiday atmosphere just by being there!


Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

Organisation: 

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: Activities Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who could give a small amount of time to work one-to-one with a member or with a small group of members at our day centre for people with acquired brain injury.

We are particularly looking for people with writing skills, computer skills, art & craft skills, cooking and gardening skills.


Opportunity: Communication Support Volunteer

The volunteer role is to offer supported communication to enable people with acquired communication disability to interact and contribute to group conversation. It can also involve supporting peer leaders facilitating group conversation and indeed offering welcome and inclusion of new members.


Opportunity: Events Manager Volunteer

As Event Manager, you’ll be organising an event or events that appeal to you, your own network and your own community. You will receive support from your local Community Fundraising Manager who will guide you through planning and executing an event via a course in events management that can lead to an accreditation from the Open College Network (Level 2)


Opportunity: Social Buddy

You’ll be helping your buddy to reach the life goal they’ve set themselves, such as using money, doing something new, being more active, letting their hair down, staying out late, using their mobile phone, pursuing an interest or making a new friend.


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