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, Tearoom in Blewbury, charity shop in Wallingford, gardening project and 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 fun! There is no set amount of time that you have to offer and we will do everything we can to work around your availability.
Current Volunteer Roles:
There are many ways you can volunteer with Style Acre, see our current volunteering opportunities below. If any are of interest please complete our expression of interest form at the bottom of the page and we will be in touch.
Buddy/Work Placement Volunteer: 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.
Charity Shop Volunteer: Working alongside a friendly and welcoming team of staff and people we support. A varied role within the Charity Shop which will include sorting through donated items, labelling/pricing up stock, putting stock out onto the shelves, handling money and working the till.
Day Opportunities Volunteer: We have 3 day hubs, Turnstyle in Wallingford, T2 in Didcot and SABRe in Banbury. Volunteers can get involved with a variety of different activities with the people we support. Maybe you like arts and crafts, reading, sewing, playing games, walking, singing, dancing? We love to keep people busy and active whilst learning new skills.
Gardening Volunteer: Do you love to potter in your garden at home or on your allotment, maybe you like making bird boxes, wooden planters or painting fences. Could you put your skills to use within our garden project which includes the Wantage Market Garden, our Turnstyle garden in Wallingford or even be part of our Green Acre garden maintenance team, helping the people we support get to know about plants, wildlife and nature.
Tearoom Volunteer: Our Tea Room in Blewbury is open 7 days a week and are looking for help with it’s day to day running. Its a great environment to work in helping the people we support gain experience in a working environment. You don’t need any cafe experience and there are a number of roles that you can do from taking orders to preparing food.
Events Volunteer: Help at our fundraising events either pre-event, on the day of the event or even support those taking part in third party events.
Ways to Wellness Project Volunteer: We are looking for volunteers to help shape and progress our ‘Ways to Wellness’ project at Style Acre. To find out more about the project click here. You will be helping to make a positive impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and autism locally.
Driver Volunteers – Help the people that we support to get to and from their work placements and to our days hubs. Travel expenses paid.
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 complete the expression of interest below and a member of the team will be in touch.