Volunteering for Merton Mencap means that you donate your skills, experience or knowledge to help people affected by learning disability and/or autism.
There are many ways to volunteer with us. Volunteering can be rewarding as you may develop new skills, meet new people and spend time doing something really meaningful. Volunteering can also support you to develop skills to support your career goals.
It’s up to you whether you’d like to help us at a one-off event or give time regularly. We have opportunities across our whole charity – working at our offices, fundraising, marketing, or helping to run activities at our clubs. We’ll give you all the training and support you need.
We’d love to hear from you!
Good to know
We require our volunteers to provide references and DBS disclosure.
What’s it like to volunteer for Merton Mencap?
“I have been volunteering for Merton Mencap for over 10 years. Volunteering gives me the chance to be involved and ‘give back’ to the community with the flexibility of being able to do it when is conv for family and work life. I’ve had the opportunity to do lots of training and have lots of guidance and support from the Merton Mencap staff.”Mel Pheasant: Steering Group Member & Parent Representative
“I help young people with learning disabilities and autism at our weekly social club. We go on outings and do loads of activities like sports, bowling and going out for meals. We have even been to the circus! I think everyone should do some volunteering during their lives because it is a good way of meeting new people and giving something to the community. You get to learn new skills and it can lead to other jobs and opportunities.”Rhianne Birchmore: Activity club Volunteer