Skill-up for Volunteering
Who is “Skill-Up for Volunteering” for?
Are you a young disabled Camden resident aged 16-30? You may have a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty, mental health issue, or any other kind of disability.
What we are offering
We will provide you with one to one training depending on your needs. This can include:
- Introduction to volunteering
- Team building
- Practice interviews
- Volunteer taster session
You will then be supported to create an action plan which will lead to a volunteering placement. Some examples of volunteering you may do are:
- Making tea and coffee for people with Alzheimers
- Administration for a community group
- Retail helper in a charity shop
- Fundraising for a medical charity
- Gardening in hospitals
- Representing young disabled people on forums
How will the project work?
We hope to recruit and train young people as peer mentors to support volunteers through their volunteering process. The mentors will do this through regular meetings with their assigned volunteers to support them in:
- Application process
- First day
- Ongoing support
- Progression into other roles
- Finding the right opportunity
- Training and development
Why join “Skill-up for Volunteering?”
This is a fantastic opportunity for young disabled people to join to gain tailored training to prepare them for a voluntary role in the community. Young people have found that it’s a great way to improve confidence, self esteem, work preparedness, and to help them feel useful and a part of the community
Signing up to Skill up for Volunteering
If you are interested in signing up for SUV, or would like to find out more about the project, please contact Ali on 07917 193 606. You can also email her at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Reactions to our previous volunteering projects
“Loved mock interviews, games and drama acting” “It was good for the future” “Already felt prepared”
“[I] liked picking up stuff, helping everyone, cutting the trees, having tea and sandwiches with people in the break”
“[Volunteering] gave me the opportunity to be confident”
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