The Markfield Project
Markfield was established in 1979 by parents of disabled children, whose vision was to create an inclusive place for disabled and non-disabled children to play. Markfield became a charity and limited company in 1983. A Victorian pump house in Tottenham was refurbished to create a unique community centre, opened by Diana Princess of Wales in 1986. Markfield recognises that supporting local people to volunteer or undertake placements with us benefits our organisation, the community, and the volunteers themselves. Markfield is committed to ensuring that our volunteers’ experience is meaningful, and helps contribute to both improved services, and enhanced life and work opportunities for volunteers.
ABOUT US: 

Markfield is an inclusive charity where people can play, express themself, get information and support.

 

Our vision is a world where disabled, Deaf and autistic people are treated as equals, have a voice and can live the life they want.

 

Our Purpose:

  • To enable disabled, Deaf and autistic people to be themselves, take risks and live life to the full
  • To focus on the needs of the whole family and break down isolation
  • To promote respect of disabled, Deaf and autistic people and support their full participation in society
WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

Markfield vision is to helping the community, families and young people live their lives, be happy and have the right support.

OUR VALUES: 
Inclusive: We are for disabled and non-disabled people
Innovative: We explore new ideas
Empowering: We enable participation
Connected: We are part of our community
THINGS WE ARE PROUD OF: 
Make a difference, be inclusive a give a space where everyone can express themselves.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 

Everybody is welcome and Equal at Markfield.

 

Volunteers are essential for our work at Markfield. If you are interested in supporting our work, developing new skills and being part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team, then volunteering is for you!

 

All our volunteers receive training and if working directly with service users will undergo a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Volunteers are given supervision and if you volunteer for 50 or more hours we will give you a certificate of thanks and offer a professional reference if needed in the future.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: 

Equal, Inclusive, non judgmental.

Summary
Charity
Disability
Families
London
United Kingdom
Charity / Nonprofit

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Our Opportunities

 
Befriender Volunteer
The Markfield Project
Min. 24 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Befriender Volunteer
Volunteering
Befriender
Disability, Families, Mental Health, Social Mobility

We are looking for new volunteers to join our team at The Markfield Project to make a huge difference to the families we support.

Is this an ongoing opportunity?:
Ongoing opportunity