Project Volunteer (February Half-Term)

We are a charity that harnesses the transformative power of play and exercise to help vulnerable children recover from complex trauma.

What You'll Do: 

You will be working with vulnerable children in West London (aged 5-11) with a history of various difficulties, including mental health, special education needs, history of abuse, etc. More than 90% of our children are referred to by social services and live in very difficult environments.

 

Your role will include

  • Supporting children at Solidarity Sports projects during school holidays.
    This may include running through playgrounds with our children, supporting them as they try bouldering for the first time, ice-skating, and many more fun activities.
  • Building a positive, trusting relationship with our children, and making them feel special and valued at all times during our projects.  
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All volunteers will be DBS checked before volunteering.

What You'll Learn: 
  • All safeguarding training is provided by the Solidarity Sports team before the project, other training opportunities may also come up along the way to build CV and experience.
  • We have projects during term holidays (e.g. half-term, Christmas), if you continue volunteering with us you will have opportunities to undertake further training such as in child safeguarding.
What We're Looking For: 

We need enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to dedicate their energy and affection!

Summary
Volunteering
Volunteer
Mental Health
Social Care
Sports
Young People
London
United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
West London (outside Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, Earl’s Court, or Notting Hill Gate underground stations) The volunteer coordinator will contact you with details of meeting point.
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Cultural Awareness
Empathy
Interpersonal / Confidence
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit

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