Becoming a volunteer gives you the chance to enjoy a variety of challenging and rewarding experiences. It also enables you to meet new friends and gain life and work experience in a setting you may be unfamiliar with. It can count towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award and shows commitment to the community when applying for college or university places, or even a new job. Some of our volunteers have gone on to becoming paid staff at St Albans Mencap as a direct result of volunteering.
How long for?
We’re grateful for any offers of help, no matter how big or small. All we ask is that you are reliable and come along to help when you say you will, or let us know if you can’t make it. We completely understand that volunteering for something new can be a daunting experience, so we welcome potential volunteers to make an appointment to come and visit one of our clubs to see if they like it. We are sure you will but if you don’t then at least you’ve tried. We’d rather you come along once than not at all!
What do I do?
There are different volunteering roles, for example, some people like to volunteer with administrative tasks whilst others enjoy directly supporting children or adults with learning disabilities. See the link above for a list of opportunities available.
Please contact us using the details on the contact page and we will contact you to discuss so we can discuss what opportunity would be best for you. If you do decide to undertake voluntary work within the society this will be subject to an appropriate Criminal Records Bureau check and the society have received satisfactory references.