Volunteering within SoLO has been one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my professional and non-professional life. From the moment I first walked into the offices it is evident that the staff and volunteers put their members at the heart of all they do, and this was one of the main reasons that I wanted to be part of an ever growing, ever ambitious, ever supportive brand that really focuses on equality, diversity and individuality.From the first moment I became a volunteer within SoLO my perspective on life changed. Not only did it open up the world of disability to me, but made it a less taboo subject and appreciate the smaller things in life.When I tell people that I volunteer, they always say about how much of a nice thing it is to do, however I feel as though I personally get a lot more from it, than the members do. The feeling of empowerment is priceless and something no job that is paid for can ever give you.I have met some amazing people, with amazing talents along the way and I am looking forward to continuing with supporting and meeting new people within the SoLO organisation.If I was asked about if it is worth volunteering, I would say not only is it worth doing, not only is it one of the most amazing feelings and experiences you could ever imagine, its also a life changing experience, for the members and also the staff and volunteers. It provides feeling of worth and appreciation of life that money just couldn’t buy.
SoLO Volunteer 2015
How can we expect the next generation to know and experience the joy of giving, unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.
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.
Volunteer Vacancies (Choose Project of interest)
A 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:- 0
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
A weekly opportunity for 11-18 year olds with profound and multiple learning disabilities to chill out after school with music, arts, games, dancing and reflexology.