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‘I want to give something back to the community. I want to help give back to people who aren’t able to do the things I take for granted.’
Me2 Club Volunteer

Volunteer With Us

Help children with additional needs and disabilities in your local community! Make a difference to a child’s life by volunteering with us and helping our children to be included and make friends.

Now is the perfect time to join us as a volunteer as our next available Volunteer Induction Training will be on

26th & 27th October 2020, 5-9pm (both evenings)

COVID-19 Update – We have now resumed our core service and are supporting children at mainstream activity clubs with 1-1 volunteers. We have sent out safety guidelines to all our existing volunteers and further information is also available on our Covid-19 resources page. 

Me2 Club are currently accepting Volunteer Application Forms in preparation for our Volunteer Induction Training sessions. There will be a reduced amount of places at each training to allow for social distancing. More training date options will be added as soon as possible.

Children with additional needs and disabilities across Wokingham and Reading are struggling to take part in activities as they need a little extra help to get involved. By volunteering with Me2 Club, you can help these children make friends, increase their confidence and independence whilst learning valuable skills yourself!

Have you got what it takes?

  • You are 16 years or older
  • You have just 1-2 hours a week to give
  • You have the desire to make a difference to a child’s life
  • You are happy to complete a DBS check with us

Then you’re ready to become a Me2 Club volunteer!

What can we offer you?

  • Volunteering tailored around your interests and schedule
  • 1:1 experience making friends with a child with additional needs
  • A way to keep active and support your community
  • A chance to give a local family some much needed support
  • A full day of training, so no experience is required
  • Priceless real-life experience

How it works

Our young people want to attend weekly clubs, but their additional needs and disabilities can make it difficult for them to take part in activities that you may take for granted like swimming lessons, Beavers, football, Brownies and more. The level of support our children need varies, due to the range of additional needs they have.

By becoming friends with one of our young people you can help them overcome their barriers to be included.

Fill in our application form today!

Still not sure? Hear about us from our Volunteers!

“I worried I was not the ‘right type’ of person for this role, that maybe I was too shy or not confident enough, or that it wouldn’t work for this or that reason. But at training I remember a child’s mum talking of the ‘very special’ friendship that develops between the child and their volunteer, and it was great! I wanted that to happen for me too. There is really no special knowledge that is really important to have apart from what you’ve learnt so far in life and what the training will teach you! There is no ‘volunteer’ type person. Everyone can be a great volunteer and enjoy a great experience with Me2 Club!” Me2 Club Volunteer

Additional events

In addition to volunteering at an activity, Me2 Club volunteers are also given the opportunity to come on our ‘Days Away’ and ‘Weekends Away’ with their Me2 Club young person. These are an opportunity for the young person and their volunteer to spend more time together, build a stronger relationship and for everyone to take part in lots of exciting activities. To find out more about our trips click the links and visit our events page.

We also run an EasterSummer and Christmas party each year for our Me2 Club young people, their families and volunteers. These are another opportunity for young people and their volunteers to spend time together in a friendly and non-judgemental environment, whilst having lots of fun. To find out more, please click the links and visit our events page to see upcoming party dates.

“S enjoys taking part in activities that they did not like to do before, like cooking and taking part in big group games. Instead of always sitting in the corner they are now able to join the group without me even encouraging them to do so.”

Me2 Club Volunteer