Every month we pick the cream of the county’s volunteering opportunities:

Mencap (Royal Mencap Society)

Volunteer role title: Come Dine With David — Be a Mencap Volunteer Visitor!

Aim of Role: David is a chatty older gentleman with a learning disability who is looking for someone to take him out for lunch around 6 times per year.

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity? : As a Mencap Volunteer Visitor you’ll make a difference for a local man with a learning disability, reducing social isolation and supporting him to do the things he enjoys. You’ll be inducted and receive ongoing support from Mencap.

Main tasks: Visiting an older person with a learning disability 6 times per year, on a weekend. Building a trusting and positive relationship. Highlighting any concerns to Mencap.

Website: www.mencap.org.uk/volunteering

Location: High Wycombe

Time Commitment: 6 times per year, on weekends

Contact Name: Mat Croft

Contact e-mail:  mat.croft@mencap.org.uk

Contact Telephone Number: 07790357528

Spurgeons Childrens Charity – Aylesbury

Volunteer role title: Volunteer

Aim of Role:  Opportunities vary and are designed to meet the needs of the volunteer as well as the organisation. For example previous volunteers have done the following: running their own children’s group, supporting our Family Support Team, working with the Early Years department, or working alongside our admin team.

What makes this an exciting and rewarding opportunity? :

Spurgeons was founded in 1867 and since then we have strived to be at the heart of our community and our aim remains the same – to improve the lives of families and children who are struggling to cope and give them a hope-filled future. Spurgeons is a nationwide organisation but we in Aylesbury are nestled in the heart of the community and offer a wide range of services such as:

  • Weekly activities and sessions for parents and their children (aged 0-5).
  • Family Support who work in partnership with local families to provide information and support.
  • And lastly we run an extensive volunteering programme, where members can work alongside our Early Years Team, Family Support Team, run their own group/activity, support administration and much more!!!

As I’m sure you can imagine charitable organisations such as ours, are always in need of extra support through volunteering and currently we are really keen to say hello to as many local people as possible and share some of the great volunteering opportunities that we have to offer. If you would like to volunteer in a fun, stimulating and rewarding environment then please call 01296 487 855 or email gbowers@spurgeons.org

Main tasks: Main tasks may include but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Supporting our Family Support team in engaging with hard to reach families
  • Assisting in the design and delivery of weekly ‘play’ sessions
  • Supporting our admin team, in general administration and day to day duties of running a busy office
  • Working closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator to help promote our services and volunteering scheme
  • Being supported to run your very own children’s group

Website: https://www.spurgeons.org/

Location: Aylesbury HP21 8PD

Time Commitment: As much or as little as you can give. This may vary from 2 days a week to just 1 or 2 hours every couple of weeks.

Contact Name: Georgia

Contact e-mail:  : gbowers@spurgeons.org

Contact telephone number: 01296 487 855