Drop-in Volunteer: Speak Out Central

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

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Speak Out Central is a weekly drop-in for people with learning disabilities in the centre of Brighton, helping to prevent loneliness and social isolation. People get together over a cuppa at main office at the Brighthelm Centre between 2pm and 5pm every Tuesday. We aim to support people to be more involved in their local community and make connections with others at the drop-in and the wider community in the city.

The role involves:

  • To help facilitate weekly drop-in meetings with other volunteers and staff.
  • Work with people with Learning disabilities to become more independent and try new things away from the drop-in.
  • Support people with learning disabilities to develop supportive relationships and friendships
  • Support people with learning disabilities to feel more confident accessing mainstream services.
  • Attend induction training and ongoing training as required.
  • To work independently as needed and adhere to the Speak Out Codes of Practice for Volunteers and Advocate.


  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Good listening and observational skills.
  • To be non-judgmental and respectful towards people.
  • Understand the value of independent advocacy and need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • A willingness to develop skills, engage in supervision and undertake training as required.
  • Basic IT skills that include Word, Outlook or similar.


  • An opportunity to use and expand upon your existing experience and skills.
  • Access to a range of free courses and training.
  • Be part of a team committed to a better, more equal and inclusive society.

When do I need to be available?

Details Must be available every Tuesday from 2pm - 5pm
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

The Brighthelm Centre
North Road
East Sussex

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training