New and exciting volunteer opportunities
Available at Richmond AID now!

Volunteering is a great way of gaining new skills, meeting new people and contributing to our work.As a volunteer, you will receive on-the-job training, guidance and support from our team as well as the opportunity to gain new skills and experience, and you will be part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers. Anyone can apply and we particularly encourage people with disabilities.

Would you like to:

  • Make a positive contribution to people living with disabilities.

  • Work in a friendly & supportive environment.

  • Gain valuable experience

  • Have access to training & regular supervision from our team of staff.

…..then why not become a volunteer for Richmond AID!

 

Counselling Reception Volunteer

We are currently looking for a Receptionist volunteer who can commit to working Wednesday evenings from 4:30-8:30PM

Areas of reception support required include meeting and greeting clients who arrive for a counselling session, record-keeping on spreadsheets and on our client database, scanning documents and providing admin support to the counsellors. This role would involve dealing with clients face to face, taking phone calls & messages, emailing messages on to staff, photocopying, printing and scanning etc.

Training will be given for all tasks and support provided. This position is ideally suited to a counselling student or someone with an interest in the process of counselling.

 

Counselling-Reception-Volunteer-JD.docx (56 downloads)

 

Honorary Therapist

 

Ready for the demands of 3 weekly client hours? Want to learn what life is really like as a therapist? Keen to stretch yourself and prepare for private practice? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

A volunteer placement with Richmond AID Counselling Service will teach you many things you won’t learn on your course.

Wherever you are in your development, we can help turn you into the therapist you’re meant to be. In our service, you’ll learn how to work in a focused, effective way with a diverse client base.

Richmond AID are a charity based in Teddington that supports disabled people, people with long term health conditions and carers. We are setting up this new Counselling Service to add to our other services.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take a look our role description and see if you match the essential criteria. If you feel you do please email our Clinical Lead, Suzie Shepperson on counselling@richmondaid.org.uk with your CV.

Honorary-Therapist-JD-and-PS.doc (79 downloads)

We will then arrange to meet with you and tell you more about the project and answer any questions you have.

 

Reception/Admin Volunteer

We are currently looking for a Reception/Admin volunteer who can commit to working 3 to 4 days a week (Monday-Friday) 10am to 4pm with a 1 hour break for lunch (we can be flexible on days/times and are always looking for lunchtime-cover volunteers.)

Areas of admin support required include record-keeping on spreadsheets and client database, scanning documents, sending out standard letters and meeting and ad-hoc administration tasks within the range of your ability. Reception support would involve dealing with clients face to face, taking phone calls & messages, emailing messages on to staff, photocopying, printing and scanning etc.

Training will be given for all tasks and support provided. This can give someone the opportunity to experience new skills and learn about admin processes.

Administrative-and-reception-support-spec.docx (575 downloads)

 

Trustee

We are actively seeking new Trustees to join us who feel they can help us in furthering our work.

People with expertise in the areas of finance, commissioning or HR would be particularly helpful, and we welcome people of any age and with any type of disability. We can provide whatever support may be needed, i.e. BSL interpreters, computer software for the visually impaired. Our offices are, of course, fully accessible.

This is a voluntary position but all reasonable expenses are paid.

Trustee-advert.doc (556 downloads)

 

Buddy Scheme Volunteers (Richmond & Kingston

Boroughs)

Interested in Volunteering with Children and Young Adults?

Richmond AID have fantastic volunteering opportunities with our BuddyUp project!

Become a ‘Buddy’ to a young person with a disability [For volunteers aged 16+]. Help someone build independence on public transport and out in the community by travelling with them to activities in the local area. You will also be invited to our occasional Buddy Social Days, which have previously been at Chessington World of Adventures and adventure golf! Empower someone and make a difference today!

For further information see the volunteer job description:

Richmond-Kingston-Buddyup-Project-1.docx (644 downloads)

A fun filled Buddy activity day a tthe London Eye!
A fun filled Buddy activity day a the London Eye!
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Georgia and her buddy Liddy enjoying a trip to see High School Musical!
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Buddies enjoying a trip to Hobbletown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond SPADE Gardener Volunteers

We are looking for keen gardeners to help with our gardening service. If you have green fingers, enjoy being outdoors and have a few hours a week to spare then get in touch.

For more information, click on our Richmond SPADE leaflet:

Richmond SPADE Leaflet (1218 downloads)

Volunteer Gardener happy at work!

Advice Volunteers

Providing the right advice for disabled people, carers and professionals is vital to our work. We receive enquiries on housing, benefits, local services, leisure and the law each month on our Advice Service. No specific qualifications are required for this role as mentoring and training are provided. Being able to communicate on an advice line is required and a good telephone manner is desirable. Knowledge of disability issues and services is desirable, but training is available for the enthusiastic volunteer who is looking for the opportunity to learn.

Help staff Richmond AID’s Disability Advice Service between 11am and 4pm one day a week. Richmond AID offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere, on-the-job training and the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.

For further information see the volunteer job description:

Advice.docx (570 downloads)

Employment Advice Volunteer

We are looking for friendly, capable volunteers to support our Job Club. This could involve assisting with our weekly drop-in Job Club (Wednesdays 1.00pm – 3.30pm) and working with clients to help set clear and realistic personal goals for the future and provide simple, practical support and advice.

For further information please contact us using the below details.

Joseph & Suzanne volunteering at the Hampton Court Flower Show plant creche [July 2014]
Joseph & Suzanne volunteering at the Hampton Court Flower Show plant creche [July 2014]

How to apply to be a volunteer

If you are interested please fill out the application form provided below and either email or post to the contact details given below.

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer-Application-Form.docx (626 downloads)

Phone: 020 8831 6080

Email:  info@richmondaid.org.uk

Post: Richmond AID, DAAC, 4 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 8HT