01217793865 info@solihullsolo.org



You are about to change your world! You will help others, make a difference and change a life!

Me My name is Paul Horton, I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for SoLO and would be very happy to hear from you!  Find my contact details at the end of this page.

 SoLO would not be able to operate without its brilliant family of volunteers. Volunteer support saves our charity a staggering £103,000 each year and volunteers contribute over 13,000 hours of support each year. If you decide to volunteer for SoLO, you will be introduced to some amazing children, young   people and adults. You will learn things about yourself you never knew! You will discover skills you never thought you had! Your life will become more meaningful and you will feel proud of the work you will do.

We provide free training to all our volunteers, to build up their skills and help them to be more prepared for the work that they do (see our training page for more information).

Supported volunteers

As a charity committed to giving young people with learning disabilities a more fulfilling life, we also have supported volunteers on our projects and in the office. This responsibility gives the supported volunteers a significant boost to their self-esteem. Currently we have Tracy and Daniel on Open Door and Alison in our office helping us once a week.

Volunteering on Projects

IMG 0225Most importantly of course, all of our wonderful volunteers are - week in, week out – supporting our members to enjoy a social life which makes a difference to their lives.


Please note that if you are 16 or under we would love you to join us to help us at our fundraising events but you need to be 16 and over to work with out members.

Daylight (18+ Volunteers) - daytime provision for people with a learning disability.  Member-led programme in a stimulating environment.  Currently Tuesdays at the FireStation in Solihull and Wednesdays at Fordbridge Centre, Nineacres Drive. 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Summer Holiday Activities 2014 Volunteers- Volunteers to support 8-12, 13+, Inclusive Play and Specialist Playscheme. These will be running from 24th July to 29th August (26 Days)


Ice Skating Volunteers: Solihull Ice Rink – Fridays – 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Swimming Project Volunteers: North Solihull Swimming Baths & Tudor Grange Swimming Baths – Fridays 4.45pm -6.45pm  and 5pm – 7.15pm

Minibus volunteers:  we are looking for someone with some spare time to do some driving for our projects and to keep our minibus clean and tidy in between trips.

All our volunteers are  reference checked and require a full Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check before they start volunteering with us.


Holiday Activities 2014We are also recruiting RESERVE VOLUNTEERS to support projects when regular volunteers are unavailable.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies please contact Paul Horton on 0121 779 3865 or by email on: p.horton@solihullsolo.org.

We are also looking for Volunteer Trustees  for the organisation.  If you are interested, please contact Janet in the first instance or email her on janet@solihullsolo.org