Style Acre has been a part of the local community for over twenty years and during this time, we have relied on volunteers to add value to our work. We are very grateful to our volunteers who donate their time to us – be it a few hours a week or a month. With over 40 volunteers currently supporting us, we have a wide range of opportunities opportunities including: helping out at our Tea Room in Blewbury, where we support people with learning disabilities to gain work experience assisting in our Charity Shop in Wallingford offering your skills – we are especially interested in skills in art, music or sports spending a little time with someone we support asking your company to team volunteer at our one of our gardens or community hubs helping us put on events throughout the county We would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering for us. There is no set amount of time that you have to offer us and we will do everything we can to work around your availability. Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator on 01491 827593.
Key volunteer positions we are currently recruiting for:
We have a successful work programme with many people we support attending weekly work placements in South Oxfordshire and beyond. However, in order for this to continue we desperately need some people to help provide transport for them to get to and from their placements. This would be a weekly commitment – for example picking somebody up from our Wallingford or Didcot day hub at a set time each week and driving them to their placement (often not too far away). It’s a great opportunity to get to know an individual, and there’s no need to worry if you can’t commit to every week – just as often as you can would be really helpful.
Computer Club Volunteers in Banbury and Didcot
We run computer clubs to help the people we support gain valuable IT skills to help with independence and potential work opportunities. We are in desperate need of people with a good understanding and knowledge of computers to help our guys to learn and practice.
Volunteer befrienders in Banbury
We are looking for somebody who has a little bit of free time at lunchtimes or evenings and would like to spend some time with somebody we support, to broaden their social circle and enhance opportunities. This role could involve going out for coffee with somebody we support, going out for dinner, trips to the cinema and other outings.
To find out more about these or other volunteer opportunities (for example in our Tea Room, Charity Shop or day hubs) please contact Anita email@example.com
60 minutes of your time is all we need to make a difference to someone we support. If you become a Just 60 Minutes volunteer, we will match your skills, hobbies or interests with our beneficiaries. Volunteers are running baking sessions, making jewelery, providing IT support, driving our beneficiaries to appointments and being a friend. Please get in touch if you would like to join this wonderful group of enablers!
As a mum to a young woman with learning disabilities, life had become very difficult and I felt isolated. I decided to volunteer at the tea room to give something back, for everything they have done for Rachel and volunteering made me feel worthy too. I now have a career at the tea room, so Style Acre doesn’t only provide opportunities for the people they support! If you’re thinking about volunteering for Style Acre, I say ‘go for it’ – we will give you a big, warm welcome! Tracy