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Opportunity: Autism Spring Project Volunteer 2020

About Kith & Kids
We provide activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.
For all our projects and activities we are dependent on volunteers.
Our Spring Project
9.30am to 5.30pm, Sun 5th – Thurs 9th April), in North London.

We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Spring Social Development Project.
Volunteers and our members who have disabilities get to know each other as they take part in fun and challenging workshops including sports & games, arts & crafts, cooking and enjoying a day out in London.

What we can offer you
We can reimburse your travel expenses and provide a delicious lunch each day.
We’ll also provide excellent training before the project, and lots of helpful support.
By volunteering on our project you’ll also:
• Use and develop your skills
• Learn something new, get involved in fun activities with others
• Increase your confidence
• Meet new people and make friends
• Gain experience for (other) work
• Give something back to the community
• Do something fun and satisfying in your spare time
• Challenge yourself


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: 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.


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: Friday Night Disco for Learning Disabilities Helper

Assist with weekly disco for adults with learning dsiabilities.


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: Adult Volunteer Support

Support adults with autism in an art group setting


Opportunity: Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

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.


Opportunity: Garden Buddy Volunteer

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


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.


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!


Opportunity: Youth Work Volunteer

We believe that every young person should have a place they can go to feel safe, included and inspired. We provide a comprehensive programme of activities that meet the needs of local children and young people. As a youth work volunteer, you would be contributing towards this vision.

Reasons to volunteer
Would you like to inspire and support young people, by exploring digital media? Would you love to help young people feel valued, included and gain in confidence? We also offer the opportunity to:

• Opportunity to learn new skills, especially in digital media software and equipment
• Be part of exciting creative projects and activities
• Gain strong experience with a diverse cohort of young people
• Travel costs reimbursed on the provision of receipts*