Volunteer with EKM

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

Helping out at our fundraising 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 EKM volunteer.

Become an EKM 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.

As we continue to be Covid-conscious, our volunteering opportunities are limited at the moment. 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 still support us by sharing information and news about EKM 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 us tell more people about what we do.

How volunteering makes a difference

Our Volunteer Charlie helps EKM'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

Linda has been volunteering with our Supporting People Enablement Team (SPET) since October 2014, supporting tenants to engage with their local community.

"Being able to support members to take part in activities is very satisfying as it makes me feel I’m making a positive contribution to their life. They're so appreciative of my support, as I am for the opportunity to support them."