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Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community!

Befriending / Visiting volunteers needed for Me2 Club

Me2 Club is a Wokingham and Reading charity whose purpose is to tackle social isolation and loneliness caused by exclusion from mainstream activities. Working with our volunteers we transform the lives of children with disabilities and their families, ensuring “Inclusion for All”.

Children with additional needs and disabilities across Wokingham and Reading are struggling to take part in activities as they need a little extra help to get involved. By volunteering with Me2 Club, you can help these children make friends, increase their confidence and independence whilst learning valuable skills yourself!

Have you got what it takes?

  • You have just 1-2 hours a week to give
  • You have the desire to make a difference to a child’s life
  • You are happy to complete a DBS check with us

Then you’re ready to become a Me2 Club volunteer!

What can we offer you?

  • Volunteering tailored around your interests and schedule
  • A way to keep active and support your community
  • A chance to give a local family some much needed support
  • A full day of training, so no experience is required
  • Priceless real-life experience

How it works

Our young people want to attend weekly clubs, but their additional needs and disabilities can make it difficult for them to take part in activities that you may take for granted like swimming lessons, Beavers, football, Brownies and more. The level of support our children need varies, due to the range of additional needs they have.

By becoming friends with one of our young people you can help them overcome their barriers to be included.

Organisation
Their phone number?
0118 969 6369
Contact instructions?
To find out about our next Volunteer Induction Training please visit: https://me2club.org.uk/

Location description
Reading & Wokingham
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMMon EVETue PMTue EVEWed PMWed EVEThu PMThu EVEFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Activities & Volunteer Coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Not specified
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
10
Opportunity added on
30 October 2019

Read more about Me2 Club