Change a life, forever.
Volunteering within SoLO has been one of the most rewarding things that I have done in my professional and non-professional life. From the moment I first walked into the offices it is evident that the staff and volunteers put their members at the heart of all they do, and this was one of the main reasons that I wanted to be part of an ever growing, ever ambitious, ever supportive brand that really focuses on equality, diversity and individuality.From the first moment I became a volunteer within SoLO my perspective on life changed. Not only did it open up the world of disability to me, but made it a less taboo subject and appreciate the smaller things in life.When I tell people that I volunteer, they always say about how much of a nice thing it is to do, however I feel as though I personally get a lot more from it, than the members do. The feeling of empowerment is priceless and something no job that is paid for can ever give you.I have met some amazing people, with amazing talents along the way and I am looking forward to continuing with supporting and meeting new people within the SoLO organisation.If I was asked about if it is worth volunteering, I would say not only is it worth doing, not only is it one of the most amazing feelings and experiences you could ever imagine, its also a life changing experience, for the members and also the staff and volunteers. It provides feeling of worth and appreciation of life that money just couldn’t buy.
SoLO Volunteer 2016
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, SoLO Volunteers make it happen.”
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.
Volunteer Vacancies (Choose Project of interest)
Teen Open Door
Working 1:1 to access a Horse Riding Provision
Enquire about volunteer vacancies.
Waterloo (17 years or above Volunteers)
Night Owl (17 years or above Volunteers)
The Thursday Crew (17 years or above Volunteers)
Funky Fridays (17 years or above Volunteers)
Ice Breakers (17 years or above Volunteers)
Saturday Super Friends Club
Day Light (17 years or above Volunteers)
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After School Club
We 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)
Enquire about volunteer vacancies.
This Project is open for any adult with a learning disability who likes to sing They meet fortnightly on a Friday from 6.30 – 8.00 pm at the SoLO Annex at Solihull Fire Station.
Volunteer Vacancies :- 2
Fun Factory is a Specialist Club for children school years 1-7 with disabilities.. The children who attend have complex support needs. The project takes place every Saturday in Solihull alternating between the North and South Solihull Areas. Times are from 1pm to 4pm. Volunteer vacancies – 4
Contact SoLO Volunteering
Please use the form below to email me at firstname.lastname@example.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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