Futures East is a project focused on enabling young people between the ages of 16-25, who have learning disabilities, on the autism spectrum or have additional support needs, to take part in exciting and worthwhile voluntary roles within their local communities of Hackney and the surrounding Boroughs.
The project focuses on matching young people with roles that mirror their likes and interests in order to promote skills development and increase their self-confidence and independence, enabling the young person to feel empowered to make informed choices towards their future goals and aspirations, as well as giving back to their local community.
Once a suitable volunteering opportunity has been identified, volunteers will be offered:
- Induction training to prepare volunteers for their new role.
- One-to-one support from the project officer or a Community Mentor can help support within placements as well as travel training and life skills.
- A volunteer development plan will be established and reviewed regularly so that all volunteers gain the most out of their journey.
- Out-of-pocket expenses covered whilst volunteering.
How to get involved: