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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: Youth Activity Volunteers support young wheelchair users aged 8 to 25 in a range of activities at various services including: Ambassador Clubs, Wheelchair Skills Training, Work Skills Days and Camp Whizz-Kidz.

You can help in many ways:

  • Supporting and encouraging young people to engage in activities and get the most from these events
  • Setting things up and clearing away after each event
  • Depending on experience, help to deliver certain activities e.g. ice breakers, games and workshops

What’s in it for me?

  • Help to transform the lives of disabled children
  • Learn new transferable skills & improve your CV
  • Meet new people
  • Add value to your local community
  • Be active and engaged

Skills required

  • Enthusiastic and confident
  • Supportive, friendly and sensitive to others
  • Ability to communicate with young people of all ages
  • Positive attitude towards disability
  • Flexible and creative
  • Proactive and not afraid to get involved
  • Experience of working with young people is an advantage but not essential

Training and support

  • Volunteer induction and training
  • 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 and out of pocket expenses met.

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

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