Join our group of energetic and enthusiastic volunteers in our ELSware charity boutique in Chingford. Volunteers have a fantastic opportunity to help shape our participants' work experience placements within the shop. You will support our participants with all aspects of working in a charity shop, including using the till and customer service and spend time with them to review the skills they have learnt at the end of each shift.
At the shop you will be paired with one of our participants with a learning disability or autism. You'll support and encourage them to complete the job/role they have been given for that specific day and encourage them to practice their social skills by interacting with the public in a polite and friendly manner. You will also encourage them to work as part of a team and engage socially with staff and volunteers present in the shop. You will build their confidence and encourage them to take on new challenges.
Having a job 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.Training
"It was great to see how much the members of the group could do
with just a bit of support. They really started to gain confidence
with the different tasks, and the customers".
Jim (46, software developer)
Sessions take place at the ELSP Shop in Chingford on:
Mondays-Saturdays, 10.00am to 6.00pm
(You don't need to be with us for all 6 days, or all day; a few hours each week would be really helpful).
We are always keen to meet volunteers interested in joining the group.
If you would like to join us and support our participants in their shop, then we'd love to talk with you.
Just Sign Up below and we'll be in touch.
Please note minimum age for ELSP Shop volunteers is 20 years old.
New volunteers must complete a DBS check with us before taking part in any of our projects and activities. 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.