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)
The Employment & Life Skills Project takes place in Tottenham on:
Mondays, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Fridays, 10.30am to 3.00pm
We are always keen to meet volunteers interested in joining the group.
Please note, these sessions are currently not running due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
However, we are staying positive, are hoping to restart them in a few months time and have scheduled training sessions - see below.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
If you would like to join us and volunteer in our Monday and/or Friday group then please come and meet us.
(You must come to two sessions)
Session 1 (please choose one of six sessions):
Saturday 13th Jun, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Sunday 21st Jun, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Wednesday 24th Jun, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Saturday 27th Jun, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Sunday 5th Jul, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 7th Jul, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Our coordinators will arrange a second date with you to complete your training.
All training sessions take place at:
Winkfield Resource Centre
Winkfield Resource Centre is a 10-minute walk from Wood Green underground station on the Piccadilly line.
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. Just bring your ID and we'll ask you to fill in a form. 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.