Midland Mencap has always valued the amazing contribution from our fantastic volunteers but in 2015 we slightly changed the way we recruited and supported volunteers to make sure we and they were getting the most from their time with us. We are really pleased with the impact our new approach has had! We have welcomed 53 new volunteers into the team with so many skills and experiences who are now provided 100’s of hours of support.
From getting stuck in at one of our health and wellbeing activities to helping out behind the scenes with marketing and administration all the way up to providing one-to-one support and encouragement to a child or adult with a learning disability, there are so many ways that volunteers can get involved.
New volunteers are joining us all the time and their contribution is invaluable. In recognition of this and to show our appreciation, Midland Mencap holds regular ‘thank you’ events, providing opportunities for volunteers to relax and socialise (and – most importantly – to eat quite a lot of cake!). Glenn Pledger, who has been volunteering as a Front of House Volunteer since May, said, “I am delighted with Midland Mencap and the voluntary work that I have been given. The atmosphere here is amazing.”
Interested? Find out more about volunteering with Midland Mencap by visiting and searching for ‘Midland Mencap’ at https://do-it.org