Volunteering

Do you have a few hours a week to spare to help adults with learning disabilities at our facilities in Elham Valley Vineyard and Greenhills in Barham?

We welcome people from all walks of life, as we provide work opportunities in Horticulture, Pottery, Art and Craft, Core Skills, Woodwork, Music and Catering.  Our students love to interact with new people and are proud of their achievements.  Occasionally we go out to places of interest, so volunteers to help supervise these visits are needed too.  We appreciate all the voluntary assistance we receive.

Those who volunteer make a big difference to the way the Centre operates. It may be helping a student in a one-to-one way within the class, or enabling trips or outings, which would not go ahead without your help.  Volunteers make a big difference to our students.

Volunteers may choose to work in just one of the sessions or they may choose to work in several. Some choose to work in a single area because they can offer experience and special skills to a session. Some volunteers work for half a day whilst others work a full day or more than one day a week. Every bit helps, no matter how big or small, as long as you can commit to a regular time and place.

A number of our volunteers have used the Fifth Trust Centre to gain experience prior to embarking on a career in adult nursing, social work, teaching or care.  Nearly all have found working with us rewarding and enjoyable.

We are always keen to hear from those who wish to volunteer. We can offer a taster day so you will be sure that you will be happy with us.

This work is really worthwhile, you’ll be glad you offered!  We organise your Volunteer DBS check which is all you will need to start.

 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information on volunteering please use the Contact Us page to email or call us.

 

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