Could you be the Opening Doors Volunteer Coordinator for the next two years?
Are you looking for a change and a challenge working with volunteers to deliver sporting and arts’ activities for people with learning disabilities?
Opening Doors is Yarrow’s volunteer project funded by City Bridge Trust, supporting people with learning disabilities to access art, sport and cultural activities in London by matching them with volunteers with shared interests.
The project has been running for three years and has just been awarded a grant to continue for a further two years. Last year Opening Doors delivered a staggering 391 activities for people with learning disabilities. The range of activities was enormous, everything from rock climbing to supper clubs, film making to theatre trips, badminton to rugby!
Opening Doors is all about making sure that people with learning disabilities take a full and active part in their community and try lots of new and exciting activities. It’s about empowering people with learning disabilities, increasing confidence, widening social networks improving wellbeing. The project is open to people with learning disabilities across London, not just Yarrow people, so Opening Doors’ potential to expand is huge.
The new 2-year funding also provides for an Opening Doors website to help us reach our target of providing 400 opportunities and activities this year for people with learning disabilities.
It will be an exciting, challenging and very busy two years. It will also be great fun!
Please note: the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th October.