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City of Chelmsford Mencap relies on volunteers to help run its services and events.  Whether you can give your time occasionally or on a regular basis, there are lots of ways to get involved and support members.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service


In June 2020, City of Chelmsford Mencap was delighted to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour awarded to voluntary groups.  You can read more about the Award...



City of Chelmsford Mencap could not run its services without the commitment and skills of our dedicated team of volunteers.  From supporting members accessing our services to helping out at awareness and fundraising events, every contribution is valuable to our charity.

Our volunteers come from every walk of life.  Some are students seeking experience or placements for college courses, award schemes or personal statements.  Some are retired people seeking to continue to use their skills to make a difference to their community.  And then there is everyone in between; full-time workers, young mums and people in-between jobs, all wanting to do something worthwhile and fun in their spare time!


The amount of time our volunteers offer varies from a regular commitment of a set number of hours a week at one of our services, to helping out on an 'ad hoc' basis at our fundraising events.


Volunteers must be aged 16 or over.

The application process includes a visit to Mencap Centre, a taster volunteering session, completion of a couple of forms and a DBS check.  It's that simple!


Please be aware that all volunteers working in our services are subject to checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Volunteers' stories

To find out more from some of our volunteers





Please click on the link to view our current opportunities.






For further details or to apply, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator








Volunteering helps make a real difference to the members’ lives - and to my life!

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