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Social Club Volunteer

Our social club is a great opportunity for people with disabilities to have fun. You can help people try new activities and make new friends.
Ipswich, IP4 1BN
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Agreed in advance expenses reimbursed

Papworth Trust’s social club in Ipswich is for young adults with additional needs. We run a range of activities including music, arts and crafts, cookery, sports and trips to local places of interest in the town centre.

We would like volunteers to support our Ipswich social club and help to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time, in a safe environment. Your assistance may enable people to try new activities that are not otherwise accessible to them.                                                                  

The clubs meets every Monday 18:30-20:30 at Papworth Trust Centre, 42-54 Foundation Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BN.

Most of our participants are in their mid 20s, our youngest participants are 14/15 and our oldest in their early 30s.

Key tasks

  • Encourage and motivate people to take part in activities

  • Stimulate communication with people

  • Assist people on a one to one basis with completing tasks where needs be.

  • Inspire people to do the very best they can with every activity.

  • Encourage people to develop their skills and confidence.

  • Reassure and support people to remain safe if they need time away from the group.

  • Help people to understand the most appropriate ways to behave and interact with others

  • Help the session leader with setting up and clearing away of activity materials.

Personal qualities required

  • Patience

  • Good verbal and non-verbal communicator

  • Enthusiastic

  • Inclusive

  • Caring nature

  • Works well in a team

  • Able to follow instruction

  • Reliable

  • Previous experience working or volunteering with disabled people is desirable but not essential.

How to apply

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form and the Diversity and Equality form on this page.

Then email your forms to, or post them to: FREEPOST RRXK-CTTT-KELH, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Papworth Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3RG

For more information please see our FAQs for volunteers or call the team on 01480 357 292, or email:

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