Kith & Kids – Volunteer at Kith & Kids Summer Camp 2018

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 Volunteering opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to help our member have a summer they will not forget at our action packed summer camp! You will be supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities take part in lots of exciting camp activities such as campfires, treasure trails, night time activities, swimming, day trips to the seaside and much more. Volunteers will also be providing care for our members with their day to day routines.

If you are looking for a rewarding way to end your summer and make a huge impact on somebody’s life, then get in touch or join us for our training (see training details below).

No experience necessary, just lots of enthusiasm and energy!

Kith & Kids provide you with some really helpful training before hand and tons of support throughout!

Camp runs from Sunday 19th – Sunday 26th August 2018.

Volunteers must attend two training days and undergo a DBS check before taking part. Please follow the training dates below:

Session A: (Please choose one)

Sunday 24th June, 9.30am – 1.30pm or Wednesday 4th July, 6.30pm to 10pm or Saturday 7th July, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Session B: (You must attend) This is our ‘Meet & Greet’ session where you will get to meet the members and also volunteers that you will be working with.

Sunday 12th August, 10am to 4.30pm

All training takes place at Ermine Road Day Centre N15 6DB.

Skills required:

  • Volunteers must have lots of energy and enthusiasm.
  • A willingness to get stuck in and learn.

Additional benefits to the volunteer:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed.
  • Free training in a wide range of topics from autism awareness to communication to breaking down skills.
  • 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 Volunteers Awards Ceremony.

Interested? Apply now!

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