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Cambridgeshire Mencap

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A little of your time could make a big difference to someone’s life

We have volunteering opportunities available in most of our services. Our volunteers help and support people with learning disabilities in many different ways, contributing their skills, experiences, energy and enthusiasm. We carefully match their individual strengths and interests to the needs of the people we help.

Volunteers are vital to us. Without them we couldn’t deliver our services. In 2016/17, we supported 650 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and their families and carers across Cambridgeshire. 135 regular volunteers helped to deliver these services. We need more.

To find out more about the volunteering roles that we offer please click here

Why volunteer?

See what Rachel, one of our volunteers, has to say:

‘Volunteering makes you appreciate everything you have and changes your outlook on life. It gives you a sense of purpose and enables you to give something back to society. But most importantly gives you a feeling which money could never buy’.


We support you with:

  • Induction and ongoing training
  • The chance to learn new, transferable skills
  • Full reimbursement of any travel or out of pocket expenses
  • A network of new contacts and potential friends

To see the results of the most recent Eddie's volunteering survey together with comments from our volunteers click here

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children, young people and adults we support and expect our volunteers to share this commitment. All volunteers are DBS checked and must provide two professional references. Our Health and Safety policy can be viewed here.

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more please call us on 01223 883141 or email volunteer@eddies.org.uk

Alternatively register your interest now by completing this form.


Current Volunteers

Eddie's Volunteer Monitoring and Expenses Form can be found here.


Who are we

Who are we

We are a local charity supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in lots of different ways.

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