Active Volunteering Hackney is a project which empowers adults on the autism spectrum, with a learning disability, mental health condition or a physical disability to capitalise on their skills, interests and goals for the future.
We believe that having any kind of disability should not prevent anyone from making a meaningful contribution through volunteering and this project aims to empower all to feel confident and able to do this.
We achieve this by matching volunteers to placements tailored to their interests, skills and access requirements while providing them with the support they want prior to volunteering. This also includes ongoing support and development plans.
Active Volunteering Hackney have two volunteering opportunities available:
1) Supported Volunteer: Volunteers who want to become more involved in their community will be placed according to their interests, needs and requirements. They will be supported in their volunteering by a mentor.
2) Community Mentor: Volunteers who provide support to volunteers with disabilities. Community Mentor volunteers are recruited from the local community and provide support to volunteers with disabilities. They can help with a wide range of tasks from assisting with creating or editing CVs, preparing for interviews, accompanying volunteers to new places until they’re confident enough to travel independently and general befriending.
We believe the project has many benefits from improving confidence and employability of volunteers, enhancing access to employment, increasing self worth and involvement in the community, reducing social isolation through community integration and many more.
For more information on volunteering with the project, or to refer someone for this opportunity, please contact us using the details below: