Volunteer with adults

Adult education - Skills Plus

Volunteers support students with their learning under the guidance of teaching staff. They also help courses run smoothly by, for example, making and developing resources or maintaining data. Some volunteers may have specialist skills to support specific needs such as dyslexia, visual or hearing impairment.

Volunteers work mostly within Skills Plus Centres supporting learners of English, maths and ESOL. Support is also needed in Life and Living groups for those with learning disabilities and difficulties.

You'll need: an interest in and commitment to supporting others. A L3 or equivalent in English and/or maths. A willingness to undertake training.

Training: Courses available.Can lead on to becoming a teaching assistant or tutor.

For more information

Email: skillsplus@kent.gov.uk
Call: 03000 41 22 22

Day care centres

Dorothy Lucy Centre, Maidstone - opportunities for volunteers providing / joining in activities, companionship for service users, answering the phone and passing on messages.

Contact Julie Parsooramen on 03000 422700.

Kiln Court, Faversham - opportunities for volunteers to support the activity programme and provide social stimulation for individuals who access our services.

Contact Debbie Ford on 01795 532183 or debbie.ford@kent.gov.uk

The Well Resource Centre, Dover - opportunities for volunteers to help with group activities, reception duties and the coffee bar.

Contact Debby McGhie on 03000 420230.

Wayfarers Registered Care Centre, Sandwich - opportunities for volunteers to assist with running the shop for service users, visiting for a chat or assisting with craft work.

Contact Sue Harrison or Claire Lord on 03000 419092 or at susan.harrison@kent.gov.uk or claire.lord@kent.gov.uk.

West View, Tenterden - opportunities for volunteers to assist with activities.

Call 01580 261500 or email westview01@kent.gov.uk.

Blackburn Lodge, Sheerness – Call Vanessa Byrne or Judy Fagg on 03000 420998.

Broadmeadow Registered Care Centre, Folkestone - Call 03000 412626.

Gravesham Place, Gravesend – Call Patricia Isted by telephone on 01474 360 727.

Minis Day Centre, Birchington – Call Sharon Sanders on 01843 254100 or email MinnisCommunityHub@kent.gov.uk.

Westbrook House Integrated Care Centre, Margate – Call Sally Floodgate on 01843 254100.