Online Social Club Volunteer – A Gateway to Fun!

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City of Chelmsford Mencap is urgently seeking volunteers to assist at its virtual evening social club, Gateway Online.  Members of the club are adults with a learning disability aged between 19 and 70.  Our evening clubs went online at the beginning of the pandemic and deliver a range of fun evening activities, including film, talent and games nights, quizzes and dance workshops.

As an online volunteer, you will assist staff with the delivery of activities, and monitor and support members’ participation.  Gateway Online runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and are approximately 1.5 hours in duration. 

City of Chelmsford Mencap’s staff and volunteers are committed to helping everyone with a learning disability socialise and feel part of our community; we would love you to be part of our team!


What skills do I need?

Strong literacy and basic numeracy skills are required.

Good communication skills, a sense of humour, and a commitment to having fun are vital! 

Experience of supporting people with a learning disability and alternative forms of communication are desirable but not essential.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    Support during placement
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6.45pm for up to two hours

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City of Chelmsford Mencap

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