Drop-in Volunteer: Speak Out East

Brighton and Hove Speak Out

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We are currently on the hunt from some volunteers to help support our weekly Speak Out East drop-ins.

Speak Out East is a weekly drop-in for people with learning disabilities in East Brighton, helping to prevent loneliness and social isolation. People get together over a drink and snack at St. George’s Church Café in Kemp Town between 11am and 1 pm on a Thursday. 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 East Brighton

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.


  • 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 2 hours, every Thursday, from 11am - 1pm
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

St George's Church
St George's 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