General Help at Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

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Would you like to help at the Centre for Disabled People in Thaxted?

Our members, who are all physically disabled, come to the Centre on Mondays and Thursdays.

We offer both recreational and social activity to promote and increase independence and quality of life.  They are cared for by 8 volunteer helpers. This is a very friendly atmosphere and the members all enjoy coming so that they can meet with other people, especially those who live alone. 

Our volunteers greet and meet members on their arrival, helping with taking off and hanging coats and provide any general assistance as and when required. Opportunity to join outings twice/three times a year and regular fundraising events i.e. coffee mornings, craft fairs and table top crafts at village events.

First aid training is not essential, although we offer training on an annual basis (certificate provided). There is also an option for Safeguard training.

There is no personal care or manual handling required for any of our volunteers.

What skills do I need?

Volunteers to generally help in the centre.


  • Accessibility
    Based in Thaxted, car parking available. Should transport be required to get to and home from the centre this can be arranged at a current cost of £2.50 each way, working in conjunction with Uttlesford Community Travel.
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 15/07/2021

End Date: 15/07/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes No No Yes No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Monday & Thursday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

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