If you have Down’s syndrome and want to find work opportunities, register on to the WorkFit programme below.
Work means different things to different people. Some people want a paid job; some people want to do voluntary or unpaid work.
WorkFit staff will listen to your hopes and ambitions and can help to you to be more independent, get new skills, meet new people, earn money, and feel proud of yourself.
See below to find more information on your options.
You choose to give your free time to help other people without getting paid for it. You can volunteer with any kind of charities.
- Learn New Skills
- Practise the skills you have
- Be more confident
- Show employers you can keep regular hours and stay committed to a task
- Meet new people and get references
- Help you get job
Volunteering is also a great way for you to:
- Do something you enjoy
- Stay active and healthy
- Help raise the profile of people with Down’s syndrome in your community
- Find new interests or work you enjoy
To find out how volunteering will affect your benefits click here.
What support will I get?
WorkFit will make sure that the volunteering placement fits your personal requirements and support needs, and that you are fully supported at work by a buddy. We will be with you at all stages and will continue to support you throughout your placement.
If you want to find some voluntary work, register on to the WorkFit Project. If you need help, ask your carer/parent.
Daniel explained that he was looking for more variety in his week and would like the opportunity to try some work experience.