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 by taking on all roles in our charity shop in Chingford, N. London.
As an ELSP shop volunteer you will be directly helping people to learn skills based on your own life experience. 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, 9.00am to 5.00pm
(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.
Please note, we are preparing the shop for opening.
We have suspended volunteer recruitment for now, but will restart as soon as we can host people in the shop again.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
If you would like to join us and volunteer in our ELSP Shop then we'd love to talk with you.
Sign Up and we'll put you in touch with our ELSP Shop co-ordinator, Becky, once we restart recruitment.
Becky will offer you training, induction and support for you role.
All sessions take place at:
16 Old Church Road
ELSP Shop is served by a number of buses from our local stations: Highams Park and Upper Edmonton.
Also...bus 158 runs from Stratford, 444 from Turnpike Lane, 97 from Stratford via Walthamstow, and the W16 from Leytonstone.
Please note minimum age for ELSP Shop 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. We'll do this for you. 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.