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Saturday Playgroup

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Sheffield Volunteering run project providing a fun activity club for young children with disabilities and their siblings.

Saturday Playgroup Volunteer 2019/20

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

The Playgroup is for Children aged 3-9 who have a disability and their siblings. Volunteers give one to one support to the children.

What skills do I need?

Enthusiasm and Patience

What will I gain?

Experience of working with children with disabilities in a supportive environment. Volunteers will receive free training on safeguarding, working with children with disabilities and behaviour management.

Training and support

Volunteers must attend training on Saturday 19th October or Saturday 2nd November and complete online safeguarding training.

Time commitment

Sessions run from 10 am to 2pm on Saturdays during term time. Volunteers need to attend every other Saturday.







DBS (criminal records) check



University Nursery, Brunswick Street, S10 2FQ

Travel information

Short walk from the Students' Union
  • CausesChildren and families, Disability, Learning disability
  • FrequencyEvery 2 weeks
  • WhenSaturday morning, Saturday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Listening, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Psychology, Speech and language therapy

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