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Volunteering

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My name is Paul Horton, I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for SoLO and would be very

happy to hear from you!

Find my contact details at the end of this page.

 

 SoLO would not be able to operate without its brilliant family of volunteers.

 Volunteer support saves our charity a staggering £103,000 each year and volunteers contribute over 13,000 hours of support each year.

 

If you decide to volunteer for SoLO, you will be introduced to some amazing children, young   people and adults.

You will learn things about yourself you never knew! You will discover skills you never thought you had! You don`t have to be

ordinary, you can be Extraordinary!

We provide free training to all our volunteers, to build up their skills and help them to be more prepared for the work that they do (see our training page for more information).

Volunteer Event

Watch our Volunteer information video below:-

 

Supported Volunteers

As a charity committed to giving young people with learning disabilities a more fulfilling life, we also have

supported volunteers on our projects and in the office. This responsibility gives the supported volunteers

a significant boost to their self-esteem. Currently we have Tracy and Daniel on Open Door and Alison in

our office helping us once a week.

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about SOLO Volunteering in the Video below:-

 

Teen Open Door

Tuesdays 3:15pm-6:30pm, term time only, at Merstone School.

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Drumming

Thursdays fortnightly, 6:15pm – 8:30pm at Shirley Community Church.

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Totally Arts

Saturdays fortnightly, 1:15pm – 4:15pm at Hatchford Brook Youth Centre

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Youth Club

Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm, term time only, at our firestation base in Solihull.

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Horse Riding (Access all Areas) – Beginning Jan 2015

Sundays 1pm – 2pm at Truemans Heath riding school, Shirley

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Swimming North Solihull Baths

Fridays Term time only.  4.45pm – 6:45pm

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Swimming South Tudor Grange Baths

Fridays Term time only.  5.00pm – 7.15pm

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Ice Skating at Blue Ice Plaza Volunteers

Fridays Term time only.  4.55pm – 6.30pm

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

 or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Meriden Adventure Playground Volunteers

Energetic volunteers needed for our Adventure Playground project at Meriden Park in Chelmsley Wood. The sessions run on a Thursday afternoon 3.30pm – 5.30pm, term time only. The group is for children aged 6 – 13 with a mild to moderate learning disability.

If you would like to volunteer on this lovely project

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Ice breakers

Are you 18+ volunteer, a car driver (with access to a car), and like going out once a month (on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening) and live in the (or around) B90-B93 area? If so after an induction period (at Night Owl on a Monday evening from 6.30-9.30pm), you would pick up the member(s) in your car and meet the rest of the members at the chosen activity (i.e. cinema, meal out, theatre etc.).

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

The Thursday Crew

We are looking for volunteers who are 18+, and are available on Thursday evenings (each week) from 6.30-9.30pm, and who can easily travel to the venue at The Kingshurst Labour Club, Clopton Crescent Chelmsley Wood. Thursday Crew is an adult drop in project, where members can socialise with their peer group and enjoy the themed activities.

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Waterloo

We are looking for volunteers who are 18+, available on a Wednesday evening (each week) from 6.30-9.30pm, who can easily travel to the venue at The Kingshurst Labour Club, Clopton Cresecent , Chelmsley Wood.  Waterloo is a very popular club where our amazing supported volunteers (SoLO Sounds) play the music and gets everyone dancing . So if you like dancing, and chatting to people and like crowds this is the project for you.

We are also looking for a DJ volunteer to support the supported Dj’s – training will be given.

Call Paul on 0121 779 3865

or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Get Active

Every other Saturday  11am – 2pm– A project focused on sport and being active. Members are supported to take part and enjoy a wide variety of exciting sports and recreational activities.

Please email Vicki on v.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

Please call Paul on 779 3865 or email p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 

 

Minibus volunteers:  we are looking for someone with some spare time to do some driving for our projects and to keep our minibus clean and tidy in between trips.

 

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All our volunteers are  reference checked and require a full Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check before they start volunteering with us.

 

We are also recruiting RESERVE VOLUNTEERS to support projects when regular volunteers are unavailable.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies please contact Paul Horton on 0121 779 3865 or by email on: p.horton@solihullsolo.org.

We are also looking for Volunteer Trustees  for the organisation.  If you are interested, please contact Janet in the first instance or email her on janet@solihullsolo.org