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. Found 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 new 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:
To aid the social development of our members of the club, all of which have a learning disability and/or autism. Our members attend the club to build confidence, create new relationships, have lots of fun and be free to express themselves.
- Be supporting members to take part in fun, creative and sometimes challenging workshops such as sports & games, arts & crafts, music therapy, drama and more.
- Have the opportunity to go on outings each term – recently we have attended crazy golf, karaoke, bowling, swimming and museums.
Volunteers must attend at least two training days:
*Session 1: Please attend one of three sessions
Saturday 9th June, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday 17th June, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday 19th June, 6.30pm – 10pm
*Session 2: Please attend one of two sessions
Wednesday 27th June, 6.30pm – 10pm
Sunday 1st July, 9:30am – 1:30pm
*Session 3: Please attend our Meet & Greet. A great chance to meet the volunteers and some of the members you will be working with.
Sunday 15th July, 11am – 5:30pm
Training takes place at Ermine Road Day Centre, 2 Ermine Road, London N15 6DB.
- No specific skills or experience is necessary
- Willingness to learn
- Lots of enthusiasm and energy
- You cannot take part until we have met you and you have taken part in some of our training sessions too.
- DBS required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers.
Additional benefits to the volunteer:
- Free training
- Opportunities to develop social skills
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- 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 Brunel Awards Ceremony.
Interested? Apply now!