Putting something back in 2013 – Have fun with a child with Disabilities...

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By time2share | Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 11:22

Have a look at this exciting Volunteering opportunity.

 

About Time2Share

Time2Share, is a registered charity (Charity

No:1068862).  We were set up in Bristol in 1972 to support families caring

for a disabled child or young adult.  

We cover Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset.

We have many young people with disabilities and learning

difficulties, who suffer most from lack of social life and social isolation.

 I have detailed below a little more about what we do, and it may be

something that your readers would be interested in. 

Volunteering

Opportunity

Many of our volunteers have found that in an age of high

unemployment and limited career choice, their voluntary work with us has lead

them onto paid employment, where employers see this work as a very valuable

contribution, and adds value to the individual's resume/CV.

Although we actively do fundraise as a charity, it is more

the Time from Time2Share that we are looking for from our

volunteers. 

We provide a short break  / befriending service to

give disabled children and young people the extra support  they need and

an opportunity to go out independently.  Our volunteers are linked 1:1

with a disabled child or young person to support them to take part in social

and leisure activities and develop social networks outside of their school and

family.  This gives their parents / carers the opportunity to have a break

which supports them to continue in their caring role. 

We also run social groups across Bristol, Bath and N E

Somerset where disabled young people can meet up with existing friends and make

new ones.  All our groups meet at the weekend.

We recruit and train our volunteers from within the local

community.  All our volunteers are fully checked in line with our safer

recruitment procedures and have to complete an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau

check.  We take time and care to ensure that volunteers are appropriately

matched with young people and their families.  Our aim is to establish

positive and lasting relationships which offer flexibility and support the

young person to make their own choices.

 

Making a

Difference

Often even a short break can make a big difference. 

Our volunteers help to make that difference.  We do not ask for previous

experience with disabled children but reliability and a caring approach are

important.  We offer volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable

experience, knowledge and skills and to make a real difference in the life of a

vulnerable young person, and hopefully their own.  We offer induction

training and ongoing support from an Area Co-ordinator.

If your reader, their son/daughter, niece/nephew,

grandchild, employee, friend or other relative would be interested in making a

big difference to someone's life please could they telephone Time2Share 0117

941 5868 or email hello@time2share.org.uk or visit our website on www.time2share.org.uk

 

Sarah King

North East Somerset Co-Ordinator

nes@time2share.org.uk

 

 

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