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 our Monday and/or
Friday group then please Sign Up below.
● We'll be holding informal online interviews from 30th Jan
● We'll be holding face-to-face training from 11th Feb with lots of date options
Sign Up Now! and we'll send you details of how you can:
● Book a 30-min informal online interview with us once we open up bookings in mid-January
● Send us info for your free DBS check
● Access our bite-size online training modules to get you started
We'll be running a series of training sessions starting 11th Feb; there will be a few different date options.
We'll ask you to come to one of these, and then our ELSP co-ordinators will meet you again for an hour to brief you about the way the ELSP groups work
All training sessions take place at:
Union Church & Community Centre
Union Church & Community Centre is a 15-minute W3 bus-ride from Finsbury Park
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 - we'll explain how we do this when we meet you online. 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.