Volunteering

At White Lodge Centre we are always pleased to hear from enthusiastic individuals who are able to volunteer their time and skills. Please download and send your enquiries with a completed Volunteer Application Form and a Staff/Volunteer Declaration Form. Alternatively, call 01932 567131 or email reception@whitelodgecentre.co.uk and ask to be sent a paper copy of the form.

All volunteers are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level.
Please note: We are unable to accept under 16 year olds working directly with our service users and in some instances the age could be higher. 

 

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Playschemes

  • Play & Leisure Activities – we run a number of after school, evening, weekend and holiday activities for young people and are looking for volunteers to help
  • School Summer holidays including Easter, Xmas and half term

Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 5.00, not necessarily required to do all days

Tasks:  generally playing with the children and taking part in activities, which include painting, water/sand play, swimming and outings

  • MASC – After school club Manor Mead Shepperton, Monday and Thursday 3pm – 6pm

Playschemes Driver

  • During School Easter and Summer holidays, as well as one Saturday every month during the hours of        9am-5pm
  • To transport children, young people and colleagues on trips
  • To transport toys and equipment to different locations

Criteria:

  • You must hold a valid driver’s licence including D1
  • Minimum of one year’s experience driving passengers

      Training opportunities:

  • Midas (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
  • Safeguarding and Child protection
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Manual Handling

Children’s Therapy

  •   To assist our nursery children (under 5’s) at White Lodge Centre in a hydrotherapy group. The group is run using nursery songs to encourage the children to work towards their therapy goals in a fun and stimulating environment. The group runs every Thursday during term time from 10am – 11:15am. Time needed for assistance is 9:30am – 11:45am this includes set up and clear away time.

Support worker in Rendezvous

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • To provide general help to our staff team in supporting adults who have physical disabilities.

You will be asked to assist with a variety of activity sessions such as cookery, discussion groups, art and craft, music, and at times may be asked to run the session for short periods if the staff member is called away. Ideally, we need people who would be willing to help with personal care and assisting people with their lunch but this is not essential

Adult Therapy Team MS Exercise Group  

We are looking for a volunteer to help with our exercise group for people with Multiple Sclerosis that runs on Tuesdays 11:15am-12:15pm throughout the year. Time needed for assistance is 11:00am – 12:45 including set up and clear away time.

  • The role would involve assisting our fitness instructor in setting up equipment before the group and helping clients during the session with getting on and off fitness equipment, encouraging and motivating them to achieve their best
  • Volunteers will require excellent interpersonal skills and be physically active    
  • We would welcome help on either Tuesdays and/ or Wednesdays
 

18-25 yr old transition service ‘Pulse’

We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to help support young adults with physical disability, neurological condition and/or learning disability within our new service. The role will involve helping to facilitate a variety of activities for the young people both on site and out into the community. Ideally, we need people who would be willing to help with personal care and assisting people with their lunch but this is not essential. Someone who has a D1 driving license who is willing to drive our young people out on community trips would be an added bonus.

Fundraising Events volunteer

In 2018 we want to take White Lodge Centre to our community by raising more awareness about who we are, where we are and what we do. To achieve this, we are looking to build a bank of enthusiastic volunteers who can represent White Lodge Centre at local fairs, fetes and other fundraising events. We will need people to help us set up and run promotional stalls, people to hold a bucket at a collection and also cheer and encourage our brave participants in events like the London Marathon or Ride London Bike ride. We'll supply the promotional T-shirts and materials but we need manpower to help deliver our presence. We don't expect you to commit to all events but attendance of a handful of events would make such a difference. Once you are on the bank of volunteers we'll contact you regularly to let you know what events we need help with. It's fun and you don't need to commit regularly.

 

Ambassador

Have you got what it takes to talk about our work to a group of people? We are looking for impassioned volunteers to join a small bank of public speakers who can visit clubs, organisations and even schools to talk about the work of the White Lodge Centre. You could also help when we are exhibiting promotional stalls at local events as your ability to talk about our work to individuals will be so helpful. Full training will be provided to help you learn our key messages and topical activities. This team will play an important role as look to grow awareness and support in the community. 

 

Can collectors

Did you know that on average one collection can placed in a local shop of business will accumulate £41 in loose change! We are looking for volunteers to help us increase the amount of collection cans that we have in the community - not only do they raise vital money but they also help raise an immeasurable amount of awareness. If you can find time to place 10-20 cans in your community and replace and bring the full cans to White Lodge Centre 2 to 3 times a year then we would love to hear from you.


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