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Volunteering

Welcome to Zoe Moles who is now a volunteer at SoLO

Welcome to Courtney Lynch who is now a volunteer at SoLO.

 
I love volunteering on the Daylight Project. I like feeling I am part of a team. I also like that there are different things going on and that the members do their own thing and I am there to help themDaylight Volunteer

 

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My name is Paul Horton. I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for SoLO and welcome you to SoLO Volunteering.

Solo would not be able to operate without its committed passionate and enthusiastic family of volunteers.

If you decide to volunteer for SoLO, it will change your life forever. You will learn things about yourself you never knew and discover skills and talents you never thought you had. You only become extraordinary by doing extraordinary things. When you volunteer for SoLO you begin a journey that not only changes the lives of the people you support but also your life and the lives around you.

When you volunteer for SoLO you discover life is not about milestones, its about moments. You get a satisfaction, a joy, a sense of pride and self-fulfilment you will never get through paid employment.

Take a look at our projects below and discover if its a project you would like to volunteer on.

Volunteer Testimonials

Easter Holiday Activities 2015

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Active Projects

Volunteer Vacancies (Choose Project of interest)

Get Active

A fortnightly opportunity in term time for young people aged 13+ to meet in a group and take part in indoor and outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, bowling and Snooker.

Every other Saturday 11am – 2pm

Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire Station, Solihull.

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Open Door

 A weekly provision for members with profound and multiple disabilities to      socialise and engage in arts and leisure activities.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull FireStation, Solihull. 3.15pm – 8.30pm (Times  to suit volunteer)

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Teen Open Door

A weekly opportunity for 11-18 year olds with profound and multiple learning disabilities to chill  out after school with music, arts, games, dancing and reflexology.

 Venue:- Merstone School, Smithswood, Birmingham

Times:- 3.15pm – 6.30pm

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Musical Youth

A fortnightly opportunity for ages 12-24 offering a variety of musical experiences.

Venue:- Shirley Community Church, Green Lane, Shirley

Times:- 6.15pm – 8.45pm

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Totally Arts


Focusing on dance and drama and backstage work. Working towards  putting on a performance to showcase their work.

 Saturdays fortnightly, 1.15pm – 4.15pm

 Venue:- Hatchford Brook Youth Centre, Old Lode Lane.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Youth Club

 YouthClubA weekly opportunity for young people aged 13-19 to promote independence,  cooking and eating together as well as trips out.

 Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm, term time only.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire station

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Horse Riding TBA

Too be confirmed.

Swimming North


A weekly opportunity for children and young people to access a mainstream swimming session.

Monday, term time only. 4.45pm – 6.45pm

Venue:- North Solihull Swimming Baths

Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Swimming South

 A weekly opportunity for children and young people to access a mainstream swimming session.

Fridays term time only. 5.00pm – 7.15pm

Venue:- Tudor Grange Swimming Baths

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Ice Skating

 A weekly opportunity for children to access a mainstream skating session, supported by  volunteers.

 Fridays, term time only, 4.55pm – 6.30pm

 Venue:- Blue Ice Plaza, Solihull

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Adventure Playground


Outdoor free play for 6-12`s in a mainstream setting supported by SoLO staff and Volunteers.

Thursdays, 3.30pm – 5.30pm Term Time Only

Venue:- Adventure Playground, Meriden Park, Chelmsley Wood.

Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Waterloo (18+ Volunteers)


A popular and lively weekly disco on a Wednesday evening.

Wednesdays, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue:- The Kingshurst Labour Club, Clopton Cresent, Chelmsley Wood.

Waterloo is a very popular club where our amazing supported volunteers (SoLO Sounds) play the music and get everyone dancing!

Volunteer Vacancies :- 4

Volunteer DJ Vacancy:- 1

Night Owl (18+ Volunteer)

A weekly social club on a Monday evening for members to meet up with their friends and enjoy the themed activities, with support from staff and volunteers if needed.

 Mondays, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

 Venue:- The Ivy Leaf, Coventry Road, Solihull.

Volunteer Vacancies :- 4

Volunteer DJ Vacancy:- 1

The Thursday Crew (18+ Volunteer)

 A weekly opportunity on a Thursday evening for members to  meet up with their friends and enjoy the themed activities, with  support from staff and volunteers.

 Venue:- The Labour Club, 51 Clopton Cresent, Chelmsley  Wood, B37 6QU

 Every Thursday, 7pm – 9pm

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Funky Fridays (18+ Volunteer)

 A twice-monthly inclusive “nightclub” experience in a supportive atmosphere.  Featuring SoLO`s very own `SoLO Sounds` DJ.

 All members who attend are 18+

 Venue:- Acocks Green Legion,16-18 Botteville Road, Acocks Green, B27 7YP

 7.30pm – 10.30pm

 Volunteer Vacancies :- 2

Ice Breakers (18+ Volunteers)


A monthly opportunity for members to access community based leisure  activities with their friends in a supported situation.

 Car owner preferred.

 Location and member tailored to volunteer suitability.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Saturday Super Friends Club

A fortnightly club for children aged 8-13 with moderate difficulties. Mixed fun activities and outings based in central Solihull.

Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire-station. 9.30am 12.30pm

Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Time Out


For young people aged 14+ with severe disabilities to spend a Saturday  afternoon with their friends accessing recreational activities.

 Venue:- SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire Station, 1.15pm – 4.15pm Alternate  Saturdays.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 2

Holiday Activities

Cropped 6-12 PSLOGO TeenScheme

Cropped 13+A variety of activities for children and young people with moderate  to severe learning and physical disabilities. Activities include arts,  music, sports activities, cinema trips, theme parks, adventure  playgrounds and much more…….

 Half Terms, Easter Holidays, Summer Holidays

 Venues and time vary. Enquire for more information.

 Volunteer vacancies:- various.

Day Light (18+ Volunteer)

A member led provision of meaningful daytime activities which runs 50 weeks of the year promoting choice and independence. The programme includes a variety of community and project-based activities achieving individual outcomes that meet social care funding requirements. The staff ration is 1:4. A small and friendly project.

Venues:- Walnut Close – SoLO Annex, Solihull Fire station. 9am – 5pm (Times flexible)

Volunteer Vacancies:- 4

Match Point

 

A Weekly opportunity for Children aged  6 to 16 to take part in fun tennis  coaching.

 Volunteer Vacancies:- 0

Access all areas


A 1:1 service to support children aged 5 to 18 with learning disabilities to  access a variety of mainstream settings such as youth clubs, uniform groups,  sports groups, etc.

 Various locations and times in and around Solihull.

 Volunteer Vacancies :- 2

Aquability

Aquability runs alternate weeks on a Monday, North and South Solihull, between 8 and 10 members.

Venue:- Tudor Grange (South), Chelmsley Wood Baths (North)

Times:- 5.00pm – 6.30pm

 

 

 

After School Club

AftyerSchoolClubWe currently run an After School Club at Forest Oak School in Smiths Wood which provides opportunities for children with additional needs to build their independence whilst having fun.

Venue:- Forest Oak School, SmithsWood

Wednesdays 3.00 pm  – 5-30pm (Term Time Only)

Volunteer Vacancies:- 1

 

 

 

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Contact SoLO Volunteering

Please use the  form below to email me at p.horton@solihullsolo.org if you would like to ask me anything, share your ideas, or even tell me about your SoLO Volunteering experiences. You can also call the office on 0121 779 3865 and speak to me. You can download an application pack at the bottom of the page.

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Volunteer Application Pack

Click above to download the Volunteer Application Pack  as a PDF

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