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by Midland Mencap

Would you enjoy empowering children and young people with additional needs to take part in activities and have a fun-filled 4-night residential trip? We are providing a residential trip to Bewdley in Worcestershire to give children and young people with additional needs the chance to spend some time away from home to try out a variety of fun activities.
If you are energetic and creative, with brilliant interpersonal skills, and you’re available between 21st – 25th February 2022 we would love to include you in this exciting trip. Please note that this role will involve staying on site for the duration of the residential trip. You would be:
• Supporting children and young people with disabilities to take part in activities, join in with communal meals and complete their general day to day tasks.
• Encouraging them to try new things and build their confidence and independence.
• Promoting an inclusive atmosphere on the residential and making sure the young people have an enjoyable time.
• Supervising children and young people during activities and throughout the day.

Organisation description

Originally established in 1949, Midland Mencap is a registered charity providing a wide range of support and wellbeing services to citizens and family carers. These include access to housing, home care and support services, community services that promote health and wellbeing and active citizenship, dedicated support to children, young people and their families plus our information, advice and signposting services.
We operate across the West Midlands working with a range of statutory, third sector and independent partners providing support to:
• Citizens with a learning disability
• Citizens with autism and related conditions
• Citizens with physical disabilities including but not limited to acquired head injuries, sensory disabilities
• Citizens with mental illness or mental health problems
• Unpaid carers


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

• Experience of caring for children and young people is desirable, but not essential
• Creativity and patience
• Willingness to get involved and play!
• Ability to use your own initiative
• Being approachable and friendly
• Good communication skills
• Accepting of others who might be different to you and the ability to work as part of a diverse team
• A willingness to learn and work within guidelines set out by Midland Mencap
• Honesty, integrity and trustworthy
• Good time management skills, reliability

Experience gained

As one of our valued volunteers, Midland Mencap will offer you:
• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family carers
• An induction and settling in period
• Any training and development that is needed
• The chance to develop your skills and gain experience
• The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
• Support within your role
• Any out-of-pocket travel expenses, all meals and accommodation provided (you will need to provide your own suitable clothing and shoes for the trip)
• Lots of appreciation for your amazing contribution

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Primary School children
  • Secondary school age young people
  • Young adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekends
  • Daytime
  • Evenings
  • Weekdays


  • Mainly indoors
  • Mainly outdoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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