Our work in the North West is support through our West Midlands region and our National Development Department.
KIDS is happy to announce their involvement in a new partnership - The Free Time Consortium. Led by Play England, The Consortium is a growing collective of local and specialist organisations working together to increase freedom to play through the Love Outdoor Play campaign.
As part of this partnership KIDS are now able to offer two new volunteering schemes in the Greater Manchester area. Both schemes centre around volunteering with children and young people in leisure settings.
Peer to Peer
The first scheme is ‘Peer to Peer’, for young people aged 14-25. We are looking for both disabled and non disabled young people who are experienced or non experienced volunteers. The aim is for young people to be paired up and support each other in volunteering placements. Volunteers on the Peer to Peer scheme will be offered volunteering opportunities, free training, paid travel expenses and work towards a Peer Mentoring award.
The second scheme is ‘Work Tasters’, a volunteering scheme providing a taste of work for young disabled people aged 14-25. Volunteers on this scheme will; receive free training, paid travel expenses, be offered a Work Taster for around two days a week for four weeks and gain experience of what it is like to work in and for an organisation in leisure services.
To become involved or for further information please contact Tracy Ryan on 07584 702026 or e-mail Tracy on email@example.com. Or click Volunteer with KIDS to see a full list of current opportunities.
Relationships and Sexuality Group
KIDS run an issue-based group for young disabled people aged 13 to 25 in North Stockport that meets on a Monday evening. The group explores issues of relationships and sexuality that are important to young disabled people. To join the group or for more infomation contact Tracy Ryan on 07584 702026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org