Volunteers play a key role at Grove Cottage and help in all areas including at clubs, driving our minibus, at fundraising events and in the office. We simply could not run without volunteers and can find a role suitable for nearly everyone.

If you volunteer at Grove Cottage you will make a real difference to people with learning disability in your local community and you’ll get something out of the experience yourself.

Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for lots of good reasons:

  • Gain useful experience & new skills which can be great for your CV or personal statements
  • Try out something new
  • Build confidence & self esteem
  • Take on new challenges
  • Share your skills to help others
  • Make more effective life & career plans and give something back to the community
  • Do something that is important to you
  • Have fun
  • Meet new people and make new friends


Roles available

We need volunteers in a wide variety of roles including:

  • Mini Bus Drivers and chaperones
  • Club Support Workers
  • Fundraising Event Volunteers
  • Admin Support
  • Collection tin distribution
  • Building maintenance
  • Trustees
  • + much more!

At Grove Cottage we take volunteers from the age of 16 although we do have a limited number of volunteer roles for D of E students working toward Bronze and Silver awards. All volunteer roles are offered following a successful interview and are subject a DBS check and receipt of references.

If you are interested in volunteering for Grove Cottage we would love to hear from you. Please fill in the Expression of Interest form below or email volunteer@mencapgrovecottage.org.


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