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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 do something really rewarding with your time? We are looking for volunteers to work with our staff to help adults with learning disabilities and autism to increase their confidence to live and travel independently. My Community and Me is an exciting new project that’s launching in April, and we’d love for you to be involved.

Role Aim: 

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.

Duties: 

You’ll support people to access different community activities such as going to the local leisure centres to explore how to keep fit, visiting local community centres to see what they could do during their weekends, shops to practice using money, kitchens to learn how to cook and volunteer centres to see what volunteer opportunities may be available.

Skills needed: 

Our ideal volunteer would be:

• Committed to the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of life

• Reliable, punctual and patient

• Friendly, warm and supportive of people

• A good listener

• Helpful and able to use initiative

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: 
Opportunity is available from Thurs-Fri, hours flexible.
Categories: 

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