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Volunteer vacancies at Challengers

Find out what volunteering opportunities are currently available at Challengers.

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Play and Youth Scheme volunteering

  • Playscheme, Youthscheme or Swim Club Volunteer

    PLAY & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS | ACROSS ALL SCHEMES | Flexible working hours| Must be 15 or over to volunteer

    Become part of a dynamic and supportive team and gain a rewarding insight into supporting disabled children and young people. You can find out more by reading our role description.

    To apply online, please complete our application form.

    SWIM CLUB | GUILDFORD | Saturdays during term time | Must be 15 or over to volunteer

    Swim Club runs every Saturday evening during term time at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Find out more

  • Fun Swim Volunteer

    We have a great opportunity for a volunteer fundraising collector at the Guildford Spectrum. Could you spare and hour once a month on a Saturday to help collect donations from parents at our Fun Swim sessions between from 5.45pm to 6.45pm?
    Call us on 01483 230 587 or email volunteer@disability-challengers.org.

  • Play or Youth Scheme Driver

    Help us with driving a minibus on scheme trips out and After School Club bus runs from schools to scheme. Find out more. To apply, please download our Application Pack and return to volunteer@disability-challengers.org.

  • Volunteer Activity Co-Ordinator

    Come to Challengers and help us run an activity for us 2/3 times a year – this could be anything from football to art to drumming workshops!

HQ volunteering

  • Volunteer Professional

    Whether you have skills in Finance, Marketing, Web Design, Recruitment, Fundraising or Events we would love to hear from you and discuss how you could help us!

Event volunteering

  • We run lots of events throughout the year to raise funds for Challengers

    Our volunteers are essential to ensuring that they are a success!

    There are plenty of ways you can help us out, such as:

    – Helping to run stalls
    – Marshalling
    – Helping out with serving refreshments
    – Cheering on our Marathon and RideLondon teams
    – Assisting with collections

  • Current event volunteering opportunities

    Surrey Fire and Rescue Car Wash | Saturday 24th March | Guildford Fire Station

    Our friends at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, who helped us on the day of our fire at our Guildford Playcentre last year, are holding a charity car wash on Saturday 24th March at the Guildford Fire Station between 10-4pm. The profits on the day will be spilt between Surrey Fire and Rescue and Challengers. You are invited to bring you car along to be washed on the day – leaving your motor looking as good as new! 

    They are also looking for helpers on the day. Could you lend a helping hand and show us off your car washing skills? For more information please contact KatieLedger@disability-challengers.org.

    Petersfield Street Collection | Saturday 14th April | Ram’s Walk Petersfield

    Can you spare a couple of hours between 9am and 5pm to come and lend a hand at our Petersfield Collection, organised by one of our Parent Ambassadors?

    Collections are a great way for us to raise funds but also to spread awareness within the community, you’ll no doubt meet some fantastic members of the public and pretty much anyone can hold a bucket.

    Please contact Fiona Blackley on fionablackley@btinternet.com or 07825 296 728 if you’d like to help out.

    Kelly’s Cycle Challenge | Sunday 20th May | Alice Holt, Farnham

    We are looking for volunteers to help us at the Kelly’s Cycle Challenge! We have a variety of roles for volunteers on the day, including:

    – Helping to run stalls at the event HQ

    – Support with car parking

    – Course marshalling

    – Serving refreshments at rest stops

    If you are interested in supporting Challengers at this event, and want to find out more, email sophiecolwell@disability-challengers.org or call 01483 230 060.

    Stoke Park Railway Gala Weekend | Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July | GMES, Stoke Park

    Our neighbours at GMES are putting on a fantastic weekend filled with model trains and boats, hoping to draw quite a crowd. As their chosen charity we said we could lend a hand with car parking so we’re looking for some volunteers who look especially fetching in fluorescent.

    It’s set to be a lovely event so if you can spare a few hours in the late morning/early afternoon (exact timings TBC) please get in touch with Louise on louisemoffat@disability-challengers.org or 01483 230 060.

    Cheese and Chilli Festival | Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July | Shalford Park, Guildford

    Free entry (tickets usually £7) to this fantastic festival of food if you come along as volunteer and help us do some more car parking, you know you’ll look fantastic in orange, fluorescent or not! As the Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival’s chosen charity this event is great for raising awareness along with getting donations for your fantastic parking skills over the weekend.

    We’ll have shifts in the morning and afternoon so if you’re free to help and become part of team orange then please get in touch with Louise on louisemoffat@disability-challengers.org or 01483 230 060.

    The Garden Show | Friday 27th – Sunday 29th July | Loseley Park, Guildford

    Green fingered or not the garden show is a lovely day out, stalls range from the obvious plants and flowers to craft and lots of delicious food options. You get free entry (tickets usually £7) if you come and lend a hand for a few hours.

    We’re looking for volunteers to help run some exciting games and activities in the Kids’ Corner with all the proceeds going straight to Challengers. To come along and have some fun on any of the days please contact Louise on louisemoffat@disability-challengers.org or 01483 230 060.

    Prudential RideLondon Cheer Point | Sunday 29th July | Leatherhead

    Come and join us as we cheer on our #TeamOrange cyclists at mile 75 of Prudential RideLondon. It’s always a great day out and a lovely way to show our support for our fantastic riders that have taken on this challenge to raise money for Challengers. More voices = more noise so if you’d like to come along and add to the din please Louise on louisemoffat@disability-challengers.org or 01483 230 060.

    Loxwood Joust | Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August | Loxwood

    You’ll receive free entry (tickets usually £12) to the medieval wonderland that is the Loxwood Joust should you come along as a Challengers volunteer. We’re going to be looking after the Pelt the Peasant children’s activity stall, a wet sponge throw, but don’t worry the parents will get the worst of the soakings.

    If you’re up for some medieval madness then please get in touch with Louise on louisemoffat@disability-challengers.org or 01483 230 060.