Volunteering Opportunities

VOLUNTEERS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US. Without them we would not be able to deliver most of our support facilities or run successful fundraising events,

If you have any spare time, you are most welcome to join our team. You could make a real difference and be satisfied that you have helped to develop young adults with learning difficulties.

How you can help?

In our clubs:

Our clubs meet every Tuesday evening in Brockenhurst and New Milton (during term time) and in New Milton on a Saturday afternoon. Have a look at the club section on this site for details of what goes on.

The clubs are run by qualified leaders and provide a wide range of activities for members – crafts, sports and games. Occasionally special events or outings are organised. You can help members with these activities designed to help develop their skills and confidence.

You can spend time and talk to members to help build their social skills.

You can share your skills and interests with members.

The club sessions are very relaxed and friendly. Members really enjoy the facilities provided and welcome the help that volunteers give them. Young adults with learning difficulties need your help and support to develop themselves and helping with this work is very rewarding and satisfying.

If you want to become involved, either contact one of the team leaders (see contact us) or, better still, just turn up to a club session. You will be made very welcome.

In our shop:

You do not need retail experience to help in our shop. Just an interest in meeting and helping people buy things we have to sell. The shop makes a significant contribution to our funds each year and it is important that we have enough volunteers to remain open for 6 days a week. We aim to have at least 2 volunteers in the shop all the time.

Ideally you can help for a minimum of half a day a week. You can ensure our sales goods are appropriately displayed. Guidance is given on how we like the shop to be presented and run by our shop manager – Valerie Bowyer.

You can ensure the shop positively represents the charities work by handling any questions from customers.

If you are interested in volunteering in our shop, please contact either Valerie Bowyer (01425 620833) – she is not in the shop everyday – or Mary Tattersall (our fundraiser) on 01425 621893. See the Shop section for details of where the shop can be found.

Fundraising events:

Mary Tattersall is our Charity Fundraiser and she organises a number of fundraising events during the year. Details of these can be found on the “Events” section. These events raise significant funds for us and can only happen with the enthusiastic support of volunteers.

These events include sale stalls, street collections, quiz nights and sponsored events. Only a few hours are needed to help with these events.

Please contact Mary on 01425 621893 if you are able to help.

WHATEVER AREA(S) OF OUR WORK INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE CONTACT US.
YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME.

Please note that because of the work we do for young adults with learning difficulties and to meet insurance requirements, we hope you will understand that DBS checks (formerly CRB Checks) and references are required. Please talk to us if that causes you any concern

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