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About the organisation

Share Community

Share works with people with disabilities who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. We provide training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. Share was founded in 1972. We are based in the London Borough of Wandsworth, but we work across the boroughs in London, supporting residents from Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.

Application deadline: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience in supporting people with disabilities’ Would you like to help our students increase their confidence to live independently? Independent Living is one of most popular classes. We cover topics such as learning about the local area, how to travel safely around London, health, money, and managing personal relationships. Our students in life skills welcome volunteers into their lessons with open arms, and we can guarantee you’ll get a real buzz from doing such a rewarding role.

Role Aim: 

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

Duties: 

Support classes that cover topics such as learning about the local area, how to travel safely around London, health, money, and managing personal relationships.

Skills needed: 

Our ideal volunteer will have a strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of life. They will be reliable, punctual and patient. They’ll be friendly, warm and supportive of people, and will have good listening skills. It would be a bonus if you have good ICT skills so as to be able to support students with their use of computers and iPads, but it’s not essential.

Training: 

You will receive a comprehensive induction. You’ll receive on-going support, an opportunity to develop your skills, and most of all a genuine opportunity to make a difference to people at risk of social isolation. The cost of your activities will be covered, and your travel will be reimbursed.

Location: 
64 Altenburg Gardens London SW11 1JL
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Mon-Fri, hours flexible.
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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