Volunteers play an important part in the life of
Nottingham Mencap. The range of opportunities is
considerable and includes helping in the shop, organising
recreational activities, driving on the minibus and
accompanying adults on outings.

Our volunteers tell us that the rewards more than match
the effort and we strive to ensure that we provide the
training and opportunities to meet the expectations of
new volunteers.

We are committed to the personal development of our
volunteers through appropriate training and supervision.

Being a volunteer offers many opportunities
  • To become involved in the local community
  • Personal satisfaction and enjoyment
  • The chance to meet new people
  • Valuable free training work experience
  • A chance to learn new skills and develop new

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and training
for qualifications contact:

Judith Lincoln - Volunteer Administrator on 0115
for more information and an application form or
send an email to:
There are many different ways to get involved

Work coach volunteers
The Work Based Learning Project requires volunteers to
work as "work coaches" to support the trainees, on a one
to one basis, with their basic skills in literacy and
numeracy. This includes reading and/or writing for them as

Volunteers will be offered training and development
opportunities including the opportunity to follow an
accredited course of study alongside the trainee and to
attain a certificated qualification. There are no fees and
travel costs are also reimbursed.
Harpenden House Activity Centre Volunteers

Volunteers are always needed to help run various activity
and leisure clubs.

These clubs offer social and leisure opportunities for
children, young people and adults with a learning disability.
Members are involved in a range of stimulating activities,
including art and crafts, music, dancing, sports and trips

The centre is well used, but consequently requires a lot of
effort to keep the building in a good state of repair. If you
can help decorating, gardening or have access to good
reliable equipment, then your help is needed.

We expect a lot from our volunteers - maturity,
responsibility and commitment. In return we offer good
support leadership and the opportunity to train for
self-development opportunities. Many volunteers develop
firm friendships and share a strong sense of achievement
and belonging which the society's work inspires.
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