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:
We are currently looking for lots of energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun filled Summer 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 the member in taking part in a wide range of activities led by professional therapists and workshop leaders. Our core activities are swimming, arts & craft, sports & games and music. Past activities included photography, football and cooking.
You will also plan your own exciting outings around London with a fellow volunteer and your Kith & Kids member.
Not only is it a week full of fun and games for you and our members, but you will play a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment.
The project runs from 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday 23rd July until Friday 3rd August (excluding 28th/29th).
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 Centre, 2 Ermine Road, 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 skills
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- A free cooked lunch provided 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 Brunel Awards Ceremony.
Interested? Apply now!