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Bingley town Hall, Bingley , Bradford, BD16 2LQ

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Specialist Inclusion Project - Volunteer Opportunities

What does it do?
The Specialist Inclusion Project (S.I.P) is a project run by Bradford Council that provides and supports others to provide leisure and recreational activities for young people age 8-18 years with a diagnosed disability. Every year we support many volunteers to •    Learn new skills! •    Meet new people- become part of a team! •    Invest in their local community • Improve their university/ college applications and CV •    Volunteering makes you stand out from the crowd 74% of employers would employ someone with volunteering in their CV over someone with none! •    Gain confidence and self esteem

Who is it for?
People over the age of sixteen who have an interest in volunteering and supporting children and young people with Disabilities, to engage in leisure and rec activities. We support volunteers to complete their application to volunteer- You will need a DBS (police check) as we work with some of the most vulnerable young people in the community. The project offers training and support to feel and be a part of the team. Volunteers receive “supervision” this is a one to one meeting with a coordinator to ensure you feel you have the training and support you need or to discuss any issue you may have. We aim to ensure our volunteers feel as valued and appreciated as possible. Volunteers provide an element of support/ fun and excitement to our work we cannot replicate, this make volunteers extremely important to us!

How do I access it?
Please contact Nicola Norris at the Specialist Inclusion Project, details below. There is a recruitment process to complete which includes: Application Form One to one meeting Reference check DBS Check

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.