Volunteering for ERC/Internship

Whether you want to support the work of ERC, improve your CV, further develop your skills, or just want to give something back to your community, you could consider volunteering for ERC.  Don’t feel that you have to be an expert, we are always interested in people who have ideas, skills and time to share, working with others to improve services in the long term.  Volunteering opportunities with ERC can include:

  • Supporting young people with a range of disabilities

  • Offering advice to families who have children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Supporting the work of ERC by volunteering with the administration team or,

  • Joining our board of Trustees

All voluntary posts with ERC are subject to satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We are committed to the Safeguarding of vulnerable people, children and adults.

Employment Support Volunteer with Inclusion Works

Inclusion Works supports young people (16-25) with mild to moderate learning disabilities to find work, volunteering and work experience opportunities. The project co-ordinator will arrange placements in different settings such as shops, cafés, garden centre, office or community centres. We are looking for volunteers who like working with young people to offer a minimum of a half-day a week to supporting a young person during their volunteering, work placement or journey into employment.

Experience of learning disabilities would be an advantage but is not essential, you would need to be responsible, reliable and patient.

You will gain experience working in a small and friendly team in a rewarding role which encourages young people with learning disabilities to gain confidence and learn new skills.

To find out more about the role please see the role description below:

Employment Support Volunteer Role Description

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to rosanna@elfridacamden.org.uk or post to:

Rosanna Cooper
7 Dowdney Close, Off Bartholomew Road
Kentish Town
NW5 2BP

Leighton Education Project Support Volunteers

The Leighton Education Project is a three year further education facility for adults aged 16 – 25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities. It is based at our offices in Kentish Town. We are currently recruiting for Learning Support Volunteers to assist in the classroom on our Education Project, which runs Monday – Thursday 10am – 3.30pm. If you are available for a morning, afternoon or even a whole day and interested in giving your time, please see the role description below:

Leighton Education Student Support Volunteer

Click here to learn more about The Leighton Education Project.

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to rosanna@elfridacamden.org.uk or post to:

Rosanna Cooper
7 Dowdney Close, Off Bartholomew Road
Kentish Town
NW5 2BP

Leighton Education Project Work Experience Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support a young person with a learning disability on a work experience placement. All our students do work experience, often in local businesses. We are looking for responsible and patient volunteers who can support a young person by taking them to their work placement and helping them to complete simple tasks while they are there. Tasks might be: unpacking stock and pricing goods in a shop, cleaning out animal pens in a cat shelter, cleaning tables in a café or watering plants in a garden centre. The placement could be in a shop, café, garden centre, office or other local venue. Students typically spend two or three hours a week at their work placement.

We are asking for a commitment of at least one half-day a week.

Leighton Education Work Experience Support Volunteer Role Description

Click here to learn more about The Leighton Education Project.

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to rosanna@elfridacamden.org.uk or post to:

Rosanna Cooper
7 Dowdney Close, Off Bartholomew Road
Kentish Town
NW5 2BP

Community Connector Volunteers

Are you a parent or carer living in Camden? Have you ever thought of helping other parents by sharing tips, interesting activities happening in your community, and places to go with your family? Camden Futures is recruiting parent volunteers to become Community Connectors. Book your place on our unique 3 days free training to develop key skills for the Community Connectors’ role and responsibilities. Travel expenses and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, further information can be found in the role description below:

Community Connectors Role Description

For any questions or further information please call: 02074241601

To apply for this role please contact Myrvete by e-mail to enquire about the next intake and training sessions: myrvete@elfridacamden.org.uk or post to:

Camden Futures
7 Dowdney Close,
Kentish Town, London
NW5 2BP

Could you be a Trustee for Elfrida Rathbone Camden?

See here for information about becoming a trustee for us.

Internships at ERC

We are sometimes able to offer unpaid internships to individuals who have specific skills to support ERC in areas of identified need.  In the past we have offered internships in the areas of marketing, fundraising and monitoring and evaluation.

Please get in touch with us by e-mailing rosanna@elfridacamden.org.uk to register your interest.