Voluntary Helper - Activities Voluntary Helper 16+

 The Treloar Trust provides education,care,therapy,medical support and independence skills to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas.

We are based in Holybourne, just outside of Alton in Hampshire.

At Treloars, after classes finish other activities and learning takes place in a residential setting. Students can plan meals to cook with their friends, take part in sport, arts and craft, play board games or video games or just take time to socialise and chat about their day. Voluntary Helpers are needed to support students in all these tasks under the guidance of members of staff. Let us know your talents and interests and we may be able to incorporate them into the activities!

What will I be doing?

Spending time with students in any of the following activities:

  • Playing video games (Wii, PS3, Sing Star, etc.)
  • Supporting a monthly karaoke or quiz night
  • Reading books to students or listening to students read
  • Playing board games (Snakes & Ladders, Connect 4 or Chess)
  • Playing or supporting sports
  • Baking or cooking
  • Playing bingo
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Many, many other activities!

How much time do I need to commit to?

This is a flexible role, most activities take place 4.15pm onwards. We do require a commitment of one academic term. Please let us know your availability and we can find a role to suit.

What skills do I require?

  1. Strong interpersonal skills and patience
  2. Sensitivity and empathy towards the individual needs of the student
  3. Ability to support students improve their independence
  4. Positive attitude
  5. The willingness to have fun!

What benefits can I expect?

  • Meeting new people
  • Excellent training opportunities for those wishing to develop their CV
  • An enjoyable and fun evening
  • Satisfaction and reward in knowing you are part of our students achieving their true potential

What training will be provided?

It’s important that all Treloar Voluntary Helpers have the skills to perform well in their role, to comply with policies and procedures and to interact with the students (when outlined). With this in mind Voluntary Helpers attend a comprehensive induction programme and will be supported throughout their volunteering experience.

Students (aged 16 and over) undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Award would be welcome to apply.

Please click on the SIGN UP button to contact us for further details.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Afternoon, Evening

Mission Statement

The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

A world where physically disabled young people take control of their lives and achieve their aspirations

Our Mission

To enable physically disabled young people to achieve their aspirations by:

  • Providing personalised learning, therapy and care
  • Supporting transition into adulthood
  • Promoting independence and inclusion

Our Values

We are Inclusive

Everyone – regardless of physical ability, where they live or socioeconomic background – should have the opportunity to take part in life. We treat our Beneficiaries with the same dignity as their non-disabled peers and work to remove barriers in their way.

Our students and Beneficiaries are always at the centre of everything we do. Before we make decisions, we ask, “How will our students and Beneficiaries benefit from this?”

We act with Integrity and Respect

Physically disabled young people should be free to direct their own lives. We listen to young people’s views and support them to make age-appropriate choices about their daily life and informed choices about their future.

We celebrate and promote diversity, value and support each other, and treat everyone with mutual respect. We support a culture of openness, honesty and transparency, where the safeguarding of our students and wellbeing of our staff is paramount.

We strive for Excellence

Physically disabled young people and their families deserve outstanding care and support. We work to make sure all our services are excellent and actively challenge each other to ensure continuous quality improvement.

We continually innovate to ensure that our Beneficiaries receive the cutting-edge, excellent support they deserve.