Volunteer with us

Volunteering with us can provide an amazing opportunity for you to get involved with our projects and see just what an impact the work we do has on children and young people with disabilities, as well as their families. You can choose to get involved with varying levels of commitment to suit you, so you can give up an hour or so regularly or a whole day in one go!   

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We have two main events that we’re currently looking for volunteers for. 

The Pop Ups:

  • Set up and take down Volunteer – This would involve committing to one day over the weekend of 6th-7th April or 20th-21st April. You would be helping us to bring in and set up equipment for the Pop Up. Having some strength and being willing to work as a team is essential!
  • General Volunteer- This involves welcoming families, assisting with car parking, serving in the cafe and helping with general queries. You should be enthusiastic and friendly, available to work half days, between 8th-19th April and ideally have experience working with children/young people with disabilities.  

Our September activity day:

·      Committee members – we are looking for committee members to help us plan our Funday and our Sportive cycle event in September. You would need to have enthusiasm, good communication skills and be available to meet once a month with the rest of the committee. 

If you’re interested in a volunteer role then please email info@gympanzees.org 

 

Volunteer testimonials

“Volunteering at Gympanzees was an incredible way to spend my summer. I spent the whole four weeks at the pop up at Emersons Green Primary School. Throughout each day I worked all over, greeting visitors, showing people around, serving drinks and snacks in the cafe and playing alongside the children and young adults in each of the rooms.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet a wide range of individuals with differing needs and challenges and it was a privilege to be part of something that was doing so much for so many people and their families. I enjoyed talking to the wide range of people who came and it was amazing to see families connecting and sharing the experience. I learnt a huge amount about the conditions and challenges that are faced everyday and I cannot even begin to describe how much of a difference the pop up made to their summer. It was so clear to see what a lifeline they felt they had been given.

 I hope to be a part of future pop ups as volunteering for Gympanzees gave me so much more than I could ever give them; satisfaction, pride and inspiration. The whole team that worked tirelessly over the four weeks, alongside the many individuals that came to the session left a lasting impression on me.” – Leah, Volunteer at the 2018 Pop Up.

“I was helping out in the cafe over the summer and loved it. Having “retired” two years ago I felt directionless and this opportunity has given me the confidence to carry on volunteering.  It has boosted my confidence.
 
As a carer of a young adult I was so pleased to see other parents and carers have somewhere to go over the long holiday; somewhere they were safe and the children had opportunities to be themselves and explore and try new experiences. There was nothing like this when my daughter was younger. It is so important to have the space and time and appropriate activities for these young people. I got such good feelings from seeing their happy faces.” – Mary, Volunteer at the 2018 Pop Up.
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