My Community and Me Volunteer

Job details
Location: 
Share Community, 64 Altenburg Gardens, Clapham, SW11 1JL
Salary: 
Unpaid - Share will reimburse reasonable travel costs and provide lunch
Contract type: 
Voluntary
Working hours: 
6 hours per week: Monday, Thursday or Friday, 10am - 4pm, or multiple days if you have time!
Contact email address: 
hradmin@sharecommunity.org.uk
Contact telephone number: 
020 7924 2949

Are you passionate about the inclusion of disabled people in the community? Would you like to help people build confidence and independence?

Share Community is a registered charity committed to improving the social and economic wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities, autism, and other support needs. My Community and Me is a popular programme at Share, aimed at helping people learn in real-life situations, getting out of the classroom and into the community. We cover topics such as; learning about local amenities; how to travel safely around London; and what’s involved in going on a trip out. As a class we visit shops, post offices, the park, and many other places!

Your main responsibilities as a volunteer will be to monitor student progression and promote independence. You’ll support people to achieve their full potential and increase their self-confidence. Our students welcome volunteers into their lessons with open arms, and we can guarantee you’ll get a real buzz from doing such a rewarding role.

Our ideal volunteer will:

  • have a strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in all aspects of life
  • be reliable and punctual
  • be patient
  • be friendly, warm and supportive of people
  • have good listening skills

If you have any experience of teaching, that would be a bonus, but it’s not essential.

We can guarantee that the right people will have a wonderful experience working in our warm and friendly community. In return for you giving up your time for us, you can expect:

  • A warm welcome into our organisation
  • A comprehensive induction
  • On-going support from staff
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and add to your CV
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses 
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • The opportunity to take part in the annual volunteer survey
  • Access to our volunteer forum
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference

To apply

Complete our online application form.

If you'd like to have a chat about the role, if you have any questions or if you would like any help with the application, please contact us via email hradmin@sharecommunity.org.uk or telephone 020 7924 2949.