Volunteer to help people with Down’s syndrome

Connecting employers and employees with Down’s Syndrome

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WorkFit is a service which turns the ‘supported employment’ concept on its head. It’s a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the Down’s syndrome learning profile. Finding the right employment opportunities, for the right people.
Supported employment is not an end destination but a stepping stone in a career pathway. The DSA want to move away from the concept of ‘giving people something to do’ to an approach which progresses employees towards new outcomes, through training, confidence building and skills development.

We currently have two WorkFit Volunteering Opportunities.


Role: Employment Project Volunteer

Where: Teddington Office
When: Up to 4 hours per week
Ideal time commitment: Minimum 6 months commitment
Your responsibilities: As an Employment Project volunteer you will provide project admin support in the development of employment opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome. You will be responsible for maintaining the database of local supportive employers, local provisions/ agencies and statutory organisations.
What you will gain from the role : You will gain an in-sight into the charity sector with hands on experience of project management. This is an opportunity for a graduate or person to develop experience volunteering for a national charity and make a difference to our organisation.
Your skills: Computer literacy: Microsoft Office Suite. Meticulous eye for detail. Good organisational skills. Flexibility and ability to work unsupervised.
Your personal qualities: Commitment to equality of people with Down’s syndrome. Excellent oral and written skills. Interests in the charity sector and building relevant experience within project management.

Role: Volunteer Website Editor

Where: Teddington Office / Home Base
When: Initially to come to the office for 1 to 2 hours a week but later the work could be done at home
Ideal time commitment: Minimum 6 months commitment
Your responsibilities: As a Website Editor you will play an important part in improving our online content in order to provide up to date information to our key stakeholders. You will be required to update our website on a weekly basis and provide reports and recommendations on the website activity.
What you will gain from the role: You will gain an in-sight into the charity sector with hands on experience of on-line marketing, reporting and analysing digital activity using Google Analytics. This is an opportunity for a graduate or person to develop experience volunteering for a national charity and make a difference to our organisation.
Your skills: Good IT skills and able to work on websites. Excellent writing styles, with a meticulous eye for detail. Flexibility and ability to work unsupervised.
Your personal qualities: Commitment to equality of people with Down’s syndrome. Interests in the charity sector and building relevant experience within digital marketing.

How to apply

Please complete our Volunteer Application Form and send to Veronica Mulenga, Employment Development Manager at Veronica.Mulenga@downs-syndrome.org.uk