This is a mentoring role to support people with mild/moderate learning disabilities and/or autism to develop skills to access further education, employment opportunities, and mainstream community facilities. We also run healthy living activities such as Sanjuro martial arts and football.
As a volunteer mentor you will be directly helping people to learn skills based on your own life experience including sourcing employment opportunities, living alone and travelling on public transport. Getting paid work and being independent are all things we often take for granted. For people in the ELSP group these things are hard to achieve without support.
So if you've ever written a CV or a shopping list, travelled on the tube or bus, budgeted for a weeks living costs or applied for a course, you would be just the sort of person we need.Training
"I was really pleased to be able to share my skills and experiences with the group. They really started to understand that you get more than just wages from a job".
Bhavin (27, recruitment consultant)
If you would like to join us and volunteer in either of our Monday or Friday groups then please come and meet us:
Session 1: (Please choose one of five dates)
Sunday 11th February, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Saturday 17th February, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 20th February, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Wednesday 28th February, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Sunday 4th March, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Our coordinators will arrange a second date with you to complete your training.
All training sessions take place at:
Ermine Road Day Centre
2 Ermine Road
Ermine Road is a 5-minute walk from Seven Sisters station.
Please note minimum age for ELSP volunteers is 20 years old.
New volunteers must complete a free DBS check with us before taking part in any of our projects and activities. Just bring your ID and we'll ask you to fill in a form. It's free for volunteers too!
Remember to check out our Facebook page to see lots of photos and updates of Kith & Kids activities throughout the year!
We can offer travel expenses to volunteers.