Where

New Cross, Lewisham

When

Time commitment can be just a few hours every week- our Day Services are open Monday to Friday 9am -4pm. Because you are building-up an important relationships with the people we support, we encourage a minimum commitment of 6 months from the start of your volunteering.

Organisation

Three Cs stands for ‘Control and Choice in the Community’ for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges. We support people to have control over and choice about their lives and to contribute to the community as equal citizens.

Our vision is “all of us living life to the full and valued by our communities”.

Our volunteers really contribute to this vision and make a significant and positive impact upon the lives of the people we support so thank you for taking the time to explore our volunteering opportunities!

Purpose/Objective of the Role

Would you enjoy helping adults with learning disabilities to engage with a wide range of fun activities that promote new skills, health, wellbeing, independence and community involvement? This could be from supporting people to make the most of an art or music session to getting people fit and active with a local walk. You don’t need to be an expert in any area just be open to new experiences and up for getting involved!

Tasks/Duties Involved

There will be lots of activities to get involved with and support people to engage in such as art, music, getting fit and active with a local walk.

We have fun activities that promote new skills, health, well being, independence and community involvement.

Get to know the people we support and help them to engage what’s important to them.

You don’t need to be an expert in any area just be open to new experiences and up for getting involved!

Skills Required 

No qualifications or previous experience required as induction will be provided.

Qualities and Skills:

  • A willingness to develop and share your skill/passion as an activity with staff support
  • A real desire to volunteer with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges to empower them to do as much for themselves as they can and live life to the full.
  • Friendly, positive and with a sense of fun.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proactive- a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to take the initiative.
  • Reliable.

Training/Support Given

  • An induction to help you learn everything you need to know to be safe and happy in your role.
  • You would be supported by a dedicated Contact Manager and an experienced staff team to develop within your role and build confidence, knowledge and experience.
  • DBS
  • Supervision
  • We greatly appreciate the contribution made by our volunteers and don’t want you to be out of pocket so we offer out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed.
  • Some of the training we offer: First Aid, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety

Benefits of Volunteering to Individual

By volunteering, you have the chance to contribute positively to the lives of people with learning disabilities – helping them live life to the full and be valued by their community. You would develop new skills, meet new people and have fun! It can also be a good first step towards a career in Social Care and community based services.

  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • Make a difference to other people’s lives
  • Meet new people
  • Help to make a difference in the community
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Improving self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Develop existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhancing a CV
  • Have fun!

 Application Process

To register your interest, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form . If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131