Volunteering

We have been supported by a committed team of volunteers for many years. We welcome their contribution on either a regular or occasional basis. Volunteers are vital to the work of the charity and we offer support to anyone interested in volunteering for us.

Join our volunteer team – make a difference, have fun!

Voluntary work requires time and commitment, but it can bring many rewards, such as new friends, satisfaction, confidence, and work experience.

What can you do for us?

There are a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, ranging from fundraising, administration and marketing to helping our parties and discos go with a swing! You can provide valuable support to us to ensure we continue providing vital services to meet the needs of local families and disabled people.

What can we do for you?

  • Induction programme
  • Training as required
  • Hours by mutual agreement
  • Work experience to enhance your C.V. and impress future employers
  • New skills
  • Meet like–minded people and make new friends
  • Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses

Contact us on 020 8466 0790 or enquiries@bromleymencap.org for more details.  All of our roles are also advertised via the Community Links Bromley website  

Fundraising Volunteer

In this role, you will provide support to our Capital Appeals Fundraising Manager in a variety of fundraising and administrative activity. Fundraising tasks can be very varied in this role you will have the opportunity to develop local/community fundraising and awareness events, manage a stall at an event, put up posters and handing out flyers, along with approaching individuals, schools, shops and businesses for sponsorship and donations.

You will need to be friendly, approachable and resilient to setbacks, a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Volunteering in this role would help develop skills in fundraising, as well as positively contributing to Bromley Mencap helping sustain and grow our range of services.

For more information, contact Jane Barnes (Capital Appeal Fundraising Manager) on 020 8466 0790 or at jane.barnes@bromleymencap.org

Family and Sibling Events Volunteer

Bromley Mencap needs volunteers to help run our successful programme of Family and Sibling Events. These could be a coach day trip to Legoland or a session of Paddleboarding. We usually run events for under 18 and their families around six times a year – but at the moment there is more as we are running smaller groups due to Covid restrictions.

You will need to be friendly, approachable and enjoy supporting others. You won’t need to participate in the activities.

Volunteering in this role would help develop skills in working with disabled children, as well as making a positive difference to the lives of others.

For more information, contact Julie Cook (Children’s Wellbeing Officer) on 020 8466 0790 or at julie.cook@bromleymencap.org

Telephone Support Service Volunteer (Bromley Well)

Do you have a few hours a week to spare and do you like chatting to people on the phone?

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Bromley Well telephone call service, which supports people with a physical disability and people with a learning disability. You will be given a list of clients to contact regularly to ensure they are keeping well, looking after themselves and getting the support they need.

If you like talking to people on the phone and are a good listener, you could really make a difference to our clients’ lives and prevent people falling into isolation.

By providing assisting us, you can make a really positive impact upon the lives of some people when they most need it.

You will be provided with a list of clients to call regularly; and we will provide you with a ‘script’ & some question-prompts to follow. You would be required to record the details of each telephone conversation and report back to the support worker.

The role is home-based and times are flexible (up to 4hrs per week).

For more information, contact Sue Fuller (Information and Support Officer) on 020 8466 0790 or at sue.fuller@bromleywell.org.uk

Volunteer Handy Person

Bromley Mencap are looking for someone with maintenance experience who may be able to help us with some small DIY work and maintenance within our offices near Bromley South and our new building on Bromley Common.  We keep a list of any small tasks that require attention, and can agree times & dates when you may be free to attend and undertake the maintenance work for us.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who may be able to help us with such tasks as moving shelves, fix leaking taps, fit new WC seats, loosen the locks of doors & windows, repair desk drawers – or even replace the occasional lightbulb.

For more information, contact Steve Barnes (Deputy Chief Executive) on 020 8466 0790 or at steve.barnes@bromleymencap.org

Bicycle Project Volunteer

In this role, you will support the Facilitator to deliver sessions to our disabled students, in bicycle maintenance and to ensure the smooth running of the workshop. You will support the delivery of a half day training session to our disabled students and support our students to work through the lesson for the day, using practical demonstrations, utilising on-line resources and guiding them through the process as required. The volunteer will support learning by answering questions, re-visiting areas of difficulties and generally consolidating the students learning, and support the students to tidy up the workshop and return tools to their correct place at the end of the session. You will provide updates to the Facilitator at the end of the session, so student progress can be recorded and monitored.

You will need to be friendly, approachable and a good communicator and with good interpersonal and teamwork skills. You will need a good knowledge and interest in bike maintenance.

Volunteering in this role would help develop skills in working with disabled adults, as well as making a positive difference to the lives of others. Volunteering at The Lodge provides an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Sessions are held at The Lodge, Norman Park, Hook Farm Road, Bromley, BR2 9SX and the timings are usually 10.00-12:30 or 1:30-3:30 across different days of the week.  

For more information, contact Caroline Stone (Head of Services, Adults and Children) on 020 8466 0790 or at caroline.stone@bromleymencap.org.

Horticulture Project Volunteer

In this role, you will support the Facilitator to prepare and deliver horticulture sessions for our disabled students and to ensure the smooth running of the gardens. The volunteer will support our students to work through the lesson for the session, using practical demonstrations, utilising on-line resources and guiding them through the process as required, as well as support learning by answering questions, re-visiting areas of difficulties and generally consolidating the students learning, support the students to tidy up the garden and return tools to their correct place at the end of the session and liaise with the Facilitator at the end of the session, so student progress can be recorded and monitored.

You will need to be friendly, approachable and a good communicator and with good interpersonal and teamwork skills. You will need a good knowledge and interest in horticulture/gardening.

Volunteering in this role would help develop skills in working with disabled adults, as well as making a positive difference to the lives of others. Volunteering at The Lodge provides an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Sessions are held at The Lodge, Norman Park, Hook Farm Road, Bromley, BR2 9SX and the timings are usually 10.00-12:30 or 1:30-3:30 across different days of the week.  

For more information, contact Caroline Stone (Head of Services, Adults and Children) on 020 8466 0790 or at caroline.stone@bromleymencap.org.

Catering Project Volunteer

In this role, you will support the Facilitator to deliver sessions for our disabled students, in catering and to support the students to undertake the tasks required. You will support the Facilitator to deliver the training session to our disabled students as planned, and support our students to work through the lesson for the day, using practical demonstrations, utilising on-line resources and guiding them through the process as required. The volunteer will support learning by answering questions, re-visiting areas of difficulties and generally consolidating the students learning, and support the students to tidy up the workshop and return tools to their correct place at the end of the session. You will provide updates to the Facilitator at the end of the session, so student progress can be recorded and monitored.

You will need to be friendly, approachable and a good communicator and with good interpersonal and teamwork skills. You will need a good knowledge and interest in catering.

Volunteering in this role would help develop skills in working with disabled adults, as well as making a positive difference to the lives of others. Volunteering at The Lodge provides an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Sessions are held at The Lodge, Norman Park, Hook Farm Road, Bromley, BR2 9SX and the timings are usually 10.00-12:30 or 1:30-3:30 across different days of the week.  

For more information, contact Caroline Stone (Head of Services, Adults and Children) on 020 8466 0790 or at caroline.stone@bromleymencap.org.