Volunteering

Why support us?

Volunteers are essential to Leeds Mencap so thank you in advance for thinking of spending your time with us.  

When it comes to what we need help with, the possibilities are endless! Whether it’s helping in our nursery, clubs and holiday playschemes, supporting on reception, in the office or with maintenance, supporting our fundraising team or helping keep our database up to date – if  you have skills to share and a passion for helping others, we would love to hear from you.

In return you’ll have an induction, training and support relevant to the role you’re in.  You’ll work in a supportive, welcoming team and in a vibrant, busy centre where no two days are the same.  Most important of all you’ll go home at the end of the day knowing that you’ve helped children and young people with learning disabilities and their families live their lives to the full.

School and student placements

We are able to support students to gain valuable work experience through short and longer term placements and have a programme of induction and supervision in place to support this.  Short term placements are generally in Jimbo’s Community Nursery.  Longer term placements are either in the nursery or in our specialist services supporting children and young people with learning disabilities.  There is a limit to the number of placements we can support at any one time so please get in touch well in advance.

To find out more about how to volunteer complete the form below

Why others choose us

Maddie has been volunteering with Leeds Mencap since June 2019 – joining us soon after graduating from Leeds Beckett University where she studied Marketing and Advertising. Maddie supports the Fundraising Team by generating engaging and informative social media content, which have helped to raise the charity’s profile and secure new fundraising support.

“Leeds Mencap is an amazing charity and I have found my time volunteering extremely rewarding. I have learnt many new skills throughout and settled in fast to a welcoming environment”.

Who you will be supporting

  • Jim and Emily

    Emily was born with a rare brain disorder which affects her eyesight and coordination.  She also has a learning disability and this meant that growing up she needed extra support at school and home.  She found it difficult to access social activities because of a lack of support for individuals with additional needs.

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  • Grace and Molly

    Before we came to Leeds Mencap, I was constantly anxious and stressed about ensuring I supported and encouraged Molly’s development on a daily basis.

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  • Molly- My Experience with the Siblings group

    Hello, my name is Molly, I’m 14 years old and I have been coming to the Siblings Group at Leeds Mencap since I was 8 years old.

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