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Volunteering

Nicole OlayIWOLA

Welcome to Nicole Olayiwola who will be volunteering with us from February 2015

Natalie Lewis

Welcome to Natalie Lewis who will be volunteering with us from February 2015

 
It`s just wonderful to feel useful again and to know I am making a difference to their lives.Daylight Volunteer

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My name is Paul Horton. I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for SoLO and welcome you to SoLO Volunteering.

Solo would not be able to operate without its committed passionate and enthusiastic family of volunteers.

If you decide to volunteer for SoLO, it will change your life forever. You will learn things about yourself you never knew and discover skills and talents you never thought you had. You only become extraordinary by doing extraordinary things. When you volunteer for SoLO you begin a journey that not only changes the lives of the people you support but also your life and the lives around you.

When you volunteer for SoLO you discover life is not about milestones, its about moments. You get a satisfaction, a joy, a sense of pride and self-fulfilment you will never get through paid employment.

Take a look at our projects below and discover if its a project you would like to volunteer on.

Volunteers

Members supported

Active Projects

Volunteer Vacancies (Choose Project of interest)

Get Active

Picture1A fortnightly opportunity in term time for young people aged 13+ to meet in a group and take part in indoor and outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, bowling and Snooker.

Every other Saturday 11am – 2pm

Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire Station, Solihull.

Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Open Door

Picture2 A weekly provision for members with profound and multiple disabilities to      socialise and engage in arts and leisure activities.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull FireStation, Solihull. 3.15pm – 8.30pm (Times  to suit volunteer)

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Teen Open Door

Picture5 A weekly provision for members with profound and multiple disabilities to  socialise and engage in arts and leisure activities.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull FireStation, Solihull. 3.15pm – 8.30pm (Times to  suit volunteer)

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Musical Youth

Picture4A weekly provision for members with profound and multiple disabilities to socialise and engage in arts and leisure activities.

Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull FireStation, Solihull. 3.15pm – 8.30pm (Times to suit volunteer)

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Totally Arts

Picture3 Focusing on dance and drama and backstage work. Working towards  putting on a performance to showcase their work.

 Saturdays fortnightly, 1.15pm – 4.15pm

 Venue:- Hatchford Brook Youth Centre, Old Lode Lane.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Youth Club

Picture7 A weekly opportunity for young people aged 13-19 to promote independence,  cooking and eating together as well as trips out.

 Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm, term time only.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire station

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Horse Riding TBA

Picture11Too be confirmed.

Swimming North

Picture14A weekly opportunity for children and young people to access a mainstream swimming session.

Monday, term time only. 4.45pm – 6.45pm

Venue:- North Solihull Swimming Baths

Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Swimming South

Picture14A weekly opportunity for children and young people to access a mainstream swimming session.

Fridays term time only. 5.00pm – 7.15pm

Venue:- Tudor Grange Swimming Baths

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Ice Skating

Picture6 A weekly opportunity for children to access a mainstream skating session, supported by  volunteers.

 Fridays, term time only, 4.55pm – 6.30pm

 Venue:- Blue Ice Plaza, Solihull

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Adventure Playground

Picture9Outdoor free play for 6-12`s in a mainstream setting supported by SoLO staff and Volunteers.

Thursdays, 3.30pm – 5.30pm Term Time Only

Venue:- Adventure Playground, Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood.

Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Waterloo (18+ Volunteers)

Picture8A popular and lively weekly disco on a Wednesday evening.

Wednesdays, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue:- The Kingshurst Labour Club, Clopton Cresent, Chelmsley Wood.

Waterloo is a very popular club where our amazing supported volunteers (SoLO Sounds) play the music and get everyone dancing!

Volunteer Vacancies :- 4

Volunteer DJ Vacancy:- 1

Night Owl (18+ Volunteer)

A weekly social club on a Monday evening for members to meet up with their friends and enjoy the themed activities, with support from staff and volunteers if needed.

 Mondays, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

 Venue:- The Ivy Leaf, Coventry Road, Solihull.

Volunteer Vacancies :- 4

Volunteer DJ Vacancy:- 1

The Thursday Crew (18+ Volunteer)

Picture8 A weekly opportunity on a Thursday evening for members to  meet up with their friends and enjoy the themed activities, with  support from staff and volunteers.

 Venue:- The Labour Club, 51 Clopton Cresent, Chelmsley  Wood, B37 6QU

 Every Thursday, 7pm – 9pm

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Funky Fridays (18+ Volunteer)

Picture10 A twice-monthly inclusive “nightclub” experience in a supportive atmosphere.  Featuring SoLO`s very own `SoLO Sounds` DJ.

 All members who attend are 18+

 Venue:- Acocks Green Legion,16-18 Botteville Road, Acocks Green, B27 7YP

 7.30pm – 10.30pm

 Volunteer Vacancies :- 2

Ice Breakers (18+ Volunteers)

Picture13 A monthly opportunity for members to access community based leisure  activities with their friends in a supported situation.

 Car owner preferred.

 Location and member tailored to volunteer suitability.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Saturday Super Friends

Picture4A fortnightly club for children aged 8-13 with moderate difficulties. Mixed fun activities and outings based in central Solihull.

Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire-station. 9.30am 12.30pm

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Time Out

Picture1 For young people aged 14+ with severe disabilities to spend a Saturday  afternoon with their friends accessing recreational activities.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire Station, 1.15pm – 4.15pm Alternate  Saturdays.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Holiday Activities

Picture3 A variety of activities for children and young people with moderate  to severe learning and physical disabilities. Activities include arts,  music, sports activities, cinema trips, theme parks, adventure  playgrounds and much more…….

 Half Terms, Easter Holidays, Summer Holidays

 Venues and time vary. Enquire for more information.

 Volunteer vacancies:- various.

Day Light (18+ Volunteer)

Picture5A member led provision of meaningful daytime activities which runs 50 weeks of the year promoting choice and independence. The programme includes a variety of community and project-based activities achieving individual outcomes that meet social care funding requirements. The staff ration is 1:4. A small and friendly project.

Venues:- Walnut Close – SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire station. 9am – 5pm (Times flexible)

Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Match Point

Picture7 A Weekly opportunity for Children aged  6 to 16 to take part in fun tennis  coaching.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Access all areas

Picture2 A 1:1 service to support children aged 5 to 18 with learning disabilities to  access a variety of mainstream settings such as youth clubs, uniform groups,  sports groups, etc.

 Various locations and times in and around Solihull.

 Volunteer Vacancies :- 2

Football

Picture6FootBall Project

Venue:- John Henry Newman College, Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 5GA.

Times:- Alternate Saturdays, 9.30am – 11.30am

A football project teaching young people skills, fitness and team work alongside main stream children.

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Contact SoLO Volunteering

Please use the  form below to email me  at  p.horton@solihullsolo.org if you would like to ask me anything, share your ideas, or even tell me about your SoLO Volunteering experiences. You can also call the office on 0121 779 3865 and speak to me. You can down load an application pack at the bottom of the page.

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Here is the SoLO Volunteer Application Pack

Volunteer Application Pack

Click above to download the Volunteer Application Pack  as a PDF

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