Support Worker for Young Disabled People

We need you to help young disabled people get stuck into different volunteering opportunities in their local community and work towards a qualification.

The groups will garden; get crafty; befriend older people and bake cakes for coffee mornings; get involved in a beach clean, and carry out accessibility audits just to name a few ideas!

Your role would be to support and encourage the group during these activities, and to be a positive role model. You won't be providing personal care but you might be an arm to hold whilst crossing the road.


You will:

• Be patient and friendly.

• Be empathetic and understanding.

• Be reliable, flexible and organised.

• Have good communication skills.

Requirements of role:

• An interest in supporting disabled and disadvantaged people.

• To have experience of supporting disabled or disadvantaged people.

• To have an interest in supporting others.

• To work within Can Do's guidelines.

• To provide 2 references.

• A Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS - or PVG in Scotland) will be required.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 20/03/2018

End Date: 24/03/2021

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Availability Details

Flexible. Volunteering activities will be around three hours. The programme coordinator will email volunteer support workers a plan of upcoming volunteer opportunities to check availability.


This opportunity is available in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon, Southend

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