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Social Activities Volunteer​halow project​Guildford
The halow project is dedicated to creating opportunities and supporting young people aged 16-35 with a learning disability so that they are able to live independent, meaningful, fulfilled lives and become more involved in their local community.

Art and Craft:

  • 9:30am-12pm
  • Every Thursday
  • Westfield Road, Slyfield,  Guildford.
  • We are looking for arty volunteers who are willing to share their ideas and skills. Some of our Young People need help with expressing their creative ideas and doing fiddly craft bits.

IT Sessions:

  • 2-4pm
  • Every Tuesday
  • Portsmouth Road, Guildford.
  • We are looking for volunteers who can help our young people with computer and technology skills with the support of the staff leader. If you have advanced computer skills this would be desirable. Tasks include, blogging, social media, photography, film making etc.

Gym sessions:

  • 10-12pm
  • Every Tuesday
  • Parkway, Guildford.
  • We need enthusiastic volunteers to encourage our young people to use the equipment properly, listen to the gym instructor, and support them to follow their personalised exercise plans. We also encourage volunteers to use the equipment as well.

Bowling sessions:

  • 7-9pm
  • Second and third Mondays of the month.
  • Parkway, Guildford.
  • We need volunteers to supervise a lane of young people (6 max) to play two games of bowling. The Young People may need help with choosing the right ball, help with paying for snacks, and physical help with lifting the ball. halow staff will be there on hand to support you.

Sports sessions:

  • 6-8pm
  • Every Wednesday
  • Horsham Road, Bramley.
  • We are looking for anyone interested in helping lead a few games of Boccia. You do not need experience as you will mostly be following trained Boccia halow staff. Tasks will include helping set up the hall, supporting young people to play the game and listen to the Boccia staff. For more information about boccia please visit http://gb-boccia.org/.
​ ​Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.
​Contact: Volunteering@halowproject.org.uk ​ ​

 

 

Play and Youth Volunteer​Challengers​Guildford

Challengers provides play and leisure services for disabled children, teenagers and young adults across Surrey and Hampshire.

The role of Play and Youth volunteers is to support the leaders, staff and other volunteers operating the schemes.  We look for friendly and enthusiastic people who want to support the children and young people that we have on scheme to enable them to have a fun filled and enjoyable day.

Our expectations for scheme volunteering are as follows – feel  free to choose one or more;

  • 2 Saturdays per month
  • Or 1 evening per week
  • 2 days every week over the summer holidays and/or Easter holidays and two half term breaks.

It is our hope that our volunteer will stay with us for 75 hours or more.

A DBS enhanced check will be carried out.

BENEFITS

Experience of supporting disabled children and young people in a caring play environment.

Team work in a sociable and friendly environment.

Contributing to the mission of the charity to provide fun and safe places for disabled children and young people.

Expenses paid for travel up to 15 miles.

Achieve Vinspired award – sign up to website required

Character reference given after 100 hours volunteering

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Contact:  Volunteer@disability-challengers.org 01483 230 572

 

Volunteer Researcher​Challengers​Guildford

Challengers provides play and leisure services for disabled children, teenagers and young adults across Surrey and Hampshire.

The role of the Young Person Liaison Volunteer is to visit our schemes to gain feedback about Challengers schemes from the children and young people. They will carry out informal interviews, questionnaires and/or play games and activities aimed at soliciting feedback about Challengers and the activities we run.  We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who have excellent communication skills and are comfortable around disability.

BENEFITS

Experience of researching and interviewing a very vulnerable group.

A chance to meet a great group of young people.

Contributing to the mission of the charity to provide fun and safe places for disabled children and young people.

Expenses paid for travel up to 15 miles.

Achieve a challengers award for 25 hours +

Character reference given when you leave as long as we know you well enough to give a reference.

Contact: Volunteer@disability-challengers.org,  01483 230 572 ​ ​

 

Leisure Buddy​Kingston Buddy Scheme​Kingston

The Kingston Buddy Scheme is a befriending scheme that matches volunteers to a "buddy" with learning disabilities.  They meet on a regular basis to enjoy leisure activities, such as shopping, cinema, going to football matches, exercise classes, boat trips, having a coffee etc. Volunteers can help their buddy build confidence and reduce isolation whilst having fun and gaining relevant experience.  Training and on-going support is provided and all expenses are paid.

Address of opportunity:  Volunteers meet their buddy in Kingston at the venue they are going to.  The Scheme is based at:

Siddeley House,

50 Canbury Park Road,

Kingston,

KT2 6LX

Skills that can be gained: Volunteers can gain experience of working with people with disabilities and will practice communication skills.  Training includes information on learning disabilities, the autistic spectrum, communication skills and safeguarding adults. We can provide a reference. 

Time and the date:  Time is flexible, to fit in volunteers' other commitments and their buddy's free time.  We ask for a few hours once or twice a month for at least 12 months.

Contact: 

by email - buddyscheme@gokingstonvolunteering.org.uk  phone - 0208 255 8685 / 8068, or apply via the website http://gokingstonvolunteering.org.uk/volunteers/buddy-scheme/