Volunteer with East Kent Mencap

Volunteering with East Kent Mencap is a rewarding way to spend any spare time you might have. By supporting us, you’ll be helping people with a learning disability in East Kent to achieve their potential and what they want out of life. It's an opportunity for you to develop your experience working with a charity and the people who use our services. 

Our current volunteering opportunities are:

Supporting our GOLD (Getting on with Learning Disabilities) group activity sessions

Getting involved with The ScrapStore

Helping out at events

We are flexible with our volunteers’ hours, catering for childcare and/or other needs, and offer expenses and training opportunities (where relevant) in return for your time. We can also support you with a reference for employment.

We will facilitate a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and provide a full induction when you become an East Kent Mencap volunteer.

Become an East Kent Mencap volunteer

If you're interested in becoming an EKM volunteer we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch. 

For more information call 01843 808 964 or email funds@eastkentmencap.co.uk.

You can sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when opportunities become available.

You might also like to look at Kent Coast Volunteering for wider opportunities.

You can also support us by sharing information and news about East Kent Mencap and our work with friends, family, colleagues, and your networks. Share the link to this website (www.eastkentmencap.co.uk) and what we share on social media. By spreading the word, you are helping us tell more people about what we do.

How volunteering makes a difference

Our Volunteer Charlie helps East Kent Mencap's GOLD group by showing them how to play video games. Member Ben shares what it means to him to have this support.

Press the play button in the middle of the video to watch Ben and Charlie's story

Mary has been volunteering at The ScrapStore since 2020.

"I get a great sense of satisfaction knowing that all the donations we receive are going to a worthy cause. It's an ideal way of helping the members of East Kent Mencap while we save the planet.

I enjoy helping at Crafternoons and have built up a good rapport with the Crafternooners who love crafting as much as I do!

It's lovely to be valued and appreciated."