Volunteer at Club25 – a fun social club

Volunteer at Club25 and join a team who support people with learning disabilities to live happy and healthy lives by taking part in fun activities.

When: Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: St Dunstan’s Church Hall, 20 Bristol Road, Keynsham, BS31 2BQ

The Volunteer Role

Are you fun, enthusiastic, and caring? Would you like to make a difference to the life of people with learning disabilities in your community? Do you want to have fun whilst doing something rewarding!?

We run a social club each week where we offer members a choice between an activity in the hall or an activity in the community.

Our programme of activities in the hall is broad with a focus on fun. Examples include discos, sports & games, movies, bingo, gardening, gameshow, silent disco, line dancing, circus skills, pamper night, quiz around town, race night, salsa dancing, picnic in the park and many more.

Our programme of trips into the community involve us taking members out in one of our two minibuses to activities such as crazy golf, bowling, pub visit, a meal out, karaoke room, woodland adventure, boat trip, dessert house, trampolining, pantomime and many more.

We do themed nights/discos too such as Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Summer BBQ and Halloween.

We also do day trips and special events throughout the year, for examples:

Millfield Day – a day at Millfield School where the staff and students put on 50+ activities for people with learning disabilities in the region.

Uproar – a nightclub at Komedia in Bath for people with learning disabilities that happens once a quarter on a Monday evening.

Bob Cook Games – a sports day on a weekend day in the summer.

About the Team

Club25 is run by a Club Leader and a Deputy Club Leader who are in turn supported by a team of volunteers. Without our volunteers our clubs could not run so we need people like you to join our volunteering team so we can continue to facilitate these fabulous and fun opportunities.

When do I need to be available?

We ask volunteers for their availability just before each programme is published. Programmes cover an 8 week period and volunteers can put their names down according to their availability.

Some volunteers do every week, others do every fortnight and a few others do what they can. Regular volunteering allows us to plan and also grow the Club to allow more members to attend from our waiting list.

What skills do I need?

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Interested in others
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Willing to volunteer within guidelines and to take direction where necessary
  • Good communication and listening skills

What can I expect from Keynsham Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • Meet new people and be a part of a fantastic team
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued
  • To make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability
  • To get involved in your local community

About Mencap

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

Mencap have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Keynsham Mencap are a very active charity providing opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities to meet new people, have fun with their friends and have new and fun experiences in a supportive and safe environment.

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, while having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

Volunteer Stories

Read our volunteer stories to see how volunteering has impacted the lives of just a few of our volunteers.

What happens next?

If you can imagine yourself volunteering at Club25 you can either apply now by completing our online application form below or you can contact our Operations Manager, Laura Jefferies for an initial chat by emailing laura@keynshammencap.org.uk or phoning 01179 865659.

You can follow along with all we do at Mencap through our Facebook page where we regularly share news and photos of all our club nights.

Let us know if you would like to come along for a taster session to see first hand how much fun Club25 is and how the evening works.