We value all of our volunteers. Every individual really contributes in helping to create more opportunities for the people we support and that is vitally important.

Volunteers are a big part of the charity – helping in our community hubs, social enterprises (including our Tea Room in Blewbury and our Charity Shop in Wallingford), Gardening Project and with fundraising and events. As a volunteer at Style Acre you can develop your skills, gain experience in the charity sector and/or social care sector, build contacts and friendships in your local area, do something good and make a difference to local people with learning disabilities and autism and – of course – have lots of fun!

Covid-19 Update

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 is playing 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 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 and we will do everything we can to work around your availability. You can see our current volunteering opportunities at the bottom of this page. 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:

Graphic Design Volunteer – needed urgently! As part of our Ways to Wellness programme, you will be working on an exciting project to create and publish a wellness journal. The journal is a fun and inclusive way to guide our community to reflect on and improve health and happiness. Are you an experienced Graphic Designer who has some spare time in March to help us to make the journal visually appealing, and provide advice on publication specs? This is an unpaid voluntary position, and we anticipate the project requiring approximately 15-20 hours throughout March. This could lead to further projects in the future too.

Ways to Wellness Buddy: Would you like to help somebody with learning disabilities to stay healthy and happy? Our Ways to Wellness buddying programme brings together people with learning disabilities and autism with volunteers, to connect and build a caring two-way relationship helping to boost each other’s mental health and to motivate each other to take part in activities that make you both happy, whilst also helping to achieve some health goals.

Ways to Wellness Project Volunteer:  Are you passionate about health and wellbeing? We are looking for volunteers to help shape and progress our ‘Ways to Wellness’ project at Style Acre. You can find out more about the project at https://styleacre.org.uk/what-we-do/ways-to-wellness/. You will be helping to make a positive impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and autism locally, making a difference to the lives of people we support and our wider community. The role also offers the potential to gain valuable experience working in charitable projects and programmes.

Social Media & Marketing Whizz: We are looking for a creative, upbeat and motivated individual to help with our social media channels! Can you help us to spread the word about our fantastic charity and the people we support through social media and on our website? Get in touch today…

Photography Volunteer: We are looking for a talented photographer to help us capture inspiring shots of people we support in various settings.

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