Style Acre has been a part of the local community for twenty five 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.

We usually have volunteers 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, and helping out with activities in our day hubs.

During the COVID 19 pandemic, our face to face volunteering is unfortunately largely on hold, to ensure the safety of all involved. However, we are striving to find virtual ways to engage our community of people with learning disabilities during these difficult times. Virtual volunteering will play an important part in this, and we are keen for help with a range of online activities for people we support, as well as with more events and admin focused remote volunteering roles.

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. Please complete the expression of interest below with as many details as possible and we will be in touch 🙂

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Key volunteer positions we are currently recruiting for:

Reading Volunteers
Building on our ‘StoryFest’ in September 2020, we are looking for volunteers to read stories with people we support via Zoom. This will benefit many people in our supported living homes and wider community, and will be a rewarding activity that will help hugely with mental wellbeing over the isolation through the winter months ahead.

Virtual Events Volunteers
We have had to make a lot of changes to our events calendar this year, but we are still running safe and successful virtual events, such as our ‘My Marathon My Way’ challenge, our ‘Dogs at a Distance’ virtual pet show, and coming soon, our virtual Santa Dash! There are various ways volunteers can help us to make these successful.

To find out more about these or other volunteer opportunities please contact Anita or Cheryl: community@styleacre.org.uk

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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