Volunteer Assistant


We are looking for volunteers who can provide a helping hand at our Social Care provision in Consett. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about helping young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.


The role will involve you working alongside the staff at Learning for Life to assist with daily activities that learners undertake. This can range from arts and crafts, cookery, P.E lessons, music, Makaton sing and sign, drama. We also organise frequent trips out to the local town centre, seaside, and country parks which you may be required to help out with.

Skills & Qualities

A positive and friendly manner
Has an interest in working those with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities)
Has commitment to our charity values
Has self-motivation and a can-do attitude
Honest and trustworthy
Be non- judgemental
Be over 16 years old

When & Where?

The Old School Building
Herbert Street

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Travel expenses will be paid to volunteers on submission of travel tickets in arrears.

A full DBS check will be required which will be paid for by Learning for Life.

Volunteer Benefits

We have a wonderful and diverse group of young people who thrive on learning through experiences. Having volunteers at our centre would be wonderful for the learners to be able to develop their skills further.

Other Information

You will be working with young people who have a diverse range of abilities and often multiple learning disabilities. Learners engage in a selection of activities designed to develop skills in a series of different areas. We believe in promoting choice, communication and independence to every learner is essential, so we do this throughout each day. We also strive to participate in as many enriching opportunities as possible - these include outdoor education, residential trips, various field trips and days out in the community.

Learning for Life More information
Type: Disability, Employment/Education/Training, Learning Disability, Children/Young People

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