General Workshop Volunteer

  • VO94897


Upmo supports adults with disabilities. We run a range of workshops such as art, music, drama, gardening and much more! We hope our volunteers can share skills and support our staff and students in workshops.
Supporting students with a variety of activities
Supporting facilitators to plan and prepare for workshops
Contribute ideas and suggestions for workshops
Take the lead in providing activities for students
Helping to maintain pleasant surroundings, ensuring that spaces are tidy and clean enough to ensure safety of all participants
Maintain effective relationships with students, their families and other staff and volunteers
Implementation and adherence to all of Upmo’s policies and procedures including those relating to equity and health and safety.
To contribute to creating a pleasant, safe and enjoyable learning environment for Upmo´s
students and all colleagues
To attend meetings and training as required.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day, and in everything we do, we’re committed to a shared set of beliefs and ambitions. Some are aspirational – such as our vision for a more inclusive world. Others shape our work and our people – and help make Upmo the friendly, expert, trusted, creative and nurturing organisation it is. Our vision is an inclusive world in which all adults with disabilities receive the respect, protection, support and opportunities they need to develop their potential and play an equal, rewarding and contributing role in their communities. We provide high quality tailored support and opportunity for adults with learning disabilities and autism to develop confidence, fuel imagination and enhance life skill










We require all our volunteers to follow the same weekly pattern as routine is important to our students. Upmo is open Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm, our volunteers can discuss times that would work for them with the Operational Services Coordinator and come to an agreement that works for both Upmo and the Volunteer.


We require all staff to complete a PVG form so we therefore require volunteers to be 16 years old.
Experience required: An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities. A demonstrable ability to relate professionally and respectfully to people with learning disabilities. A creative background and skills the following subject areas – art, music, drama, dance, IT/digital media, cooking or outdoor education.
Travel details: On local bus routes
Minimum age: 16


Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet