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Location: Across the UK

Time commitment: On average one day per month

Responsible to: Volunteer and Leadership Co-ordinator

Background to Whizz-Kidz: In the UK today, too many disabled children lack the equipment and opportunities they need to live life to the full and reach their true potential. Whizz-Kidz sets them free by providing the right mobility equipment and skills to build their self-esteem, confidence and aspiration. By joining in and volunteering, you can help transform children’s lives.

Role Description: Lead – or co-lead activities and workshops to young wheelchair users aged 8-25. You might do this independently or alongside one of our staff members depending on your experience, ability and interests. Services include Ambassador Clubs, Camp Whizz-Kidz, Wheelchair Skills Training and Work Skills Days.

Role may include:

  • Planning and delivering fun and empowering sessions and activities
  • Ensuring all young people are engaged and safe
  • Organising and evaluating events

What’s in it for me?

  • Help to transform the lives of young disabled people
  • Gain experience in delivering youth programmes with support from staff
  • Learn new transferable skills & improve your CV
  • Meet new people
  • Add value to your local community
  • Be active and engaged

Skills we are looking for:

  • Qualification &/or experience in working with young people
  • Experience in – or aptitude for – leading a youth club or training young people
  • Able to inspire and motivate young people
  • Able to develop young people to reach their potential
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Organisation and Planning Skills
  • Training skills

Training and support

  • Volunteer induction and training days
  • Support from Volunteer and Leadership Co-ordinator
  • Access to Whizz-Kidz Online Learning Centre with 180 courses which includes a Whizz-Kidz induction and safeguarding course.

Safeguarding: An enhanced DBS check will be processed for all volunteers.

Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses met.

Please email volunteering@whizz-kidz.org.uk if you have any questions.

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