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Royal Mencap Society - London Events Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Many of the events we run are aimed at fundraising and increasing awareness and support for Mencap and the people we support, whilst also helping to increase and allow for people with a learning disability to be more included and integrated into society. We offer a range of fantastic, different opportunities with varying degrees of commitment, and our volunteers help to make them a success. You can take part for a few hours at a one day event or get involved in some of our more regular opportunities, any and all help is appreciated!

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

As an Events Volunteer for Mencap you will be part of some of London’s most exciting fundraising events!

What will I be doing at the events?

  • Stewarding, greeting and directing guests, audience members and participants.
  • You’ll be part of an inclusive team of volunteers with and without a learning disability.
  • At some sports events, you might be needed to help set up and host the events.
  • Cheering out athletes, waving flags and making lots of noise with clappers and whistles.
  • Thanking people for their hard work and raising money for Mencap.

When can I volunteer?

We hold events thought the year including:

-Royal Parks Half Marathon, 13th October

-Virgin Money London Marathon, 26th of April.

Skills Required:

  • Enthusiastic and positive and ready to cheer and support our athletes and participants!
  • Be a friendly and approachable ambassador for Mencap and be reliable and on time. Being comfortable in large crowds is also important as some of our sporting events require you to be in busy areas.

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Make a difference for people with a learning disability
  • Briefing notes and an introduction on the day
  • A Mencap t-shirt (for most events)
  • The chance to meet new people
  • Travel expenses (up to £7.50)
  • Hours recorded on your HEAR- which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute to your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the end of the year
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?