Thaxted Centre for the Disabled is a registered charity offering creative activities to adults with physical disabilities from the Uttlesford area. The Centre opens on 2 days a week and is manned entirely by an amazing group of volunteers. members have the opportunity to meet people in similar circumstances and learn new craftwork skills in a bright, warm and welcoming environment. Currently we have around 15 members attending each session and accommodate up to 24.

The Centre is overseen by a committed group of Trustees who meet formally 4 times a year. The meetings take place in the evenings. The Trustees oversea the work of the Centre reviewing costs and keeping the flow of income coming through fundraising and grant applications. They also ensure that the Centre is well run and that members' interests are central to the work done. Trustees are also asked to take part in fundraising, promotional activities and members social occasions form time to time.

Although the centre is currently closed due to covid-19 the work of the commitee continues where possible.


You will enjoy working in a team, be able to formulate views and help with policy matters. 

It is important to be able to empathise with people with physical disabilities.

If you are fundraising you will need numeric skills and will need to complete application forms from County and District Councils as well a liase with other grant making bodies.


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

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 25/07/2020

End Date: 25/07/2021

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This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford

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