Details of the Charity:
Kith & Kids’ aim is to empower families who have a son or daughter with a learning disability or autism (many also have a physical or sensory disability) to overcome their social exclusion. Founded over 40 years ago by just two sets of parents, we have grown and adapted over the years to the changing needs of families whilst maintaining the quality of our services.
Throughout the year we provide a variety of volunteer-supported projects and services, offering opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, go out and have fun. The person with a disability being the focus of our activities, we design individual needs based projects and services that provide him or her with much needed social interaction and a sense of “normal” life that most of us take for granted.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
We are currently looking for lots of energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Spring Social Development Project.
On the project you will be paired with one of our members with a learning disability, where you will support and encourage them in taking part in a wide range of activities led by professional therapists and workshop leaders. Our core activities are swimming, arts & crafts, sports & games and music. Past additional workshops have also included photography, football and cooking and you’ll plan your own exciting outings around London with a fellow volunteer and your Kith & Kids member. So come along and get involved this summer!
Not only is it a week full of fun and games, for you and our members. You are a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment.
Male volunteers especially welcome (we need more)!!
You do not need experience. Full Disability awareness training will be provided before you begin volunteering, the only requirements we ask of you is enthusiasm, energy and to be a bit open-minded.
The project runs from 9:30am – 5:30pm Sunday 9th – Thursday 13th April 2017.
Volunteers must attend at least two training days:
Session 1: Please attend one of three sessions
- Sunday 19th February, 9.30am – 1.30pm
- Saturday 25th February, 9:30am – 1:30pm
- Tuesday 28th February, 6:30pm – 10pm
Session 2: Please attend one of two sessions
- Wednesday 8th March, 6.30pm – 10pm
- Sunday 12th March, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Session 3: Please attend our Meet & Greet. A great chance to meet the volunteers and some of the members you’ll be working with.
- Sunday 26th March 11am – 5:30pm
Training takes place Ermine Road Day Centre
2 Ermine Road
No specific skills required.
Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:
- Free training
- Free cooked lunch each day
- Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the End of Year Volunteers Dinner
Interested? Apply here: