Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Belfast
30 Jun 2024
Hours Per Week:
3

Job Advert

We are a teacher led team of early years practitioners experienced in supporting children with Special Educational Needs.

Volunteering with this team will offer you a great opportunity to  learn more about working with children with Special Educational Needs and develop skills.

You will have a direct impact on the long term educational development of the children. Read about all the amazing work our teams are doing here: https://northernireland.mencap.org.uk/

How you'll make a difference:

You will support the wellbeing of the pre-school learners, being an extra pair of hands when sessions are on. Each day will be different, you maybe supporting with snack time, creative play or simply just being an extra body in the classroom. You will help participants to get the most out of the programme.

When (hours & days if known) and where the role is:

Ideally you will be available for either mornings 9am – 11.30am or afternoon 12.30pm – 3pm  Monday -Friday.

How many days / hours can be discussed with the volunteer manager. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months volunteering.

The role is based at the Mencap Childrens Centre in Belfast, BT8 6BT

We are looking for volunteers who are:

Friendly and approachable 
 
Reliable and patient
 
Able to work as part of a team
 
Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
 
Able to take instructions
 
 18 + years old 
 

Benefits

What can you expect from us?

Training and induction
 
To feel fully supported in your role
 
Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
 
To meet new people and be part of a team
 
To learn new skills
 
 To feel appreciated and valued
 
• Subject to Access NI check and 2 reference check 
 
 

About Mencap

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. 

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives. Volunteers play a key role in helping us achieve this. 

Volunteering with us is your opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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