KEEN London
KEEN London is a small but growing charity. Our vision is that every child has the chance to enjoy games and leisure activities and none are left behind due to disability.

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. As a volunteer coach, you'll be working with our athletes to ensure that they can access everything the session has to offer, and that they’re having fun at the same time! Our athletes have a wide variety of needs and interest, so you'll develop tailored support for the athlete(s) you're working with, to ensure that they're getting the most out of the session. As well as giving athletes the chance to get active, make friends and have fun, our sessions also help the athletes develop confidence, self-esteem, communication, and enjoyment of physical activity.

Time commitment

We don’t expect any prior experience for this role - just lots of energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!

A commitment to attending 2 sessions per month, for at least 6 months. This is to ensure a level of consistency for our athletes and so that you can gain the experience needed to support our athletes effectively.

Completion of our application process. After submitting your application, we’ll invite you to attend a training session and complete a DBS check.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We ask that if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that you do not attend the session.

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.

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 at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.