Volunteering

We are supported by 47 volunteers. Some work with trained staff in our activities.

Volunteering has proved a great benefit for young people who wish to have a career in any of the caring professions or on vocational courses. It provides an insight into the world of work and is a great benefit on a CV. Some of our young volunteers go to university and come back each year to work in the Summer Schemes. Other have progressed from volunteering to become staff members.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Volunteering at Melton Mencap can qualify for the service section of the award. Having some practical experience on a CV is helpful for careers where there is working with the public as well as the caring professions.

Volunteers are one of the great assets of Melton Mencap. It has been estimated that the work of volunteers contributes a value of £10,000 per year. As well is working directly with service users, a considerable amount of decorating and maintenance work has been carried out.

We welcome volunteers to take part in any of these roles.

Giving a little time makes such a difference

Time for a change of Career? 

Volunteering gives an opportunity to experience a caring profession and build a CV

Returning after a Career Break?

Volunteering gives the opportunity to experience up to date procedures and build an up to date CV