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

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 Debbie Ford on 01304 614155 or at Debbie.ford@kent.gov.uk.

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

Contact Sue Basham on 01580 261500 or email westview01@kent.gov.uk or Kim Ewens on 01580 261510 or email kim.ewens@kent.gov.uk

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

Broadmeadow Registered Care Centre, Folkestone - Call Patricia Burn 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.