Who are we looking for?

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers aged 16+, who are reliable, committed, responsible and supportive.  For the Supported Work programme we would like volunteers who can commit to six months’ volunteering.

You don’t need any particular experience as we will give you appropriate training, and support you in your volunteering.

If you have never worked with a person with a disability before we will help you to make your experience count by providing disability-awareness training and lots of feedback and guidance.

A volunteer and AFK young person outside Spurs

Volunteering is not only about giving – volunteers usually find that they get a lot from the experience.

Advantages of volunteering
Many people find that volunteering opens up new experiences and offers many positive aspects.

You can:
 Learn or develop a new skill
Be part of your community
Meet new people
Enjoy new experiences, responsibilities, and challenges
Increase your confidence
Get involved and motivated
Feel a sense of achievement
Challenge yourself

A group of people enjoying a bowling trip

Career Development
There are also many careers and courses at college and university which value voluntary work, such as social work, health care, psychology, nursing, teaching, youth work, childcare, medicine, police, probation, counselling, and occupational therapy.

Download the application form if you are interested, or contact Fareeda Southworth on 020 3056 5255 or fsouthworth@actionforkids.org for more information.

Once we have received your form, we will invite you for a chat to discuss what you would like to do as a volunteer.  If we can meet your needs we will then give you the necessary training. During this time you will also need to provide two references and complete a DBS check (formerly called a CRB check) as you will be working with vulnerable adults.