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Volunteer for Basketball Club for adults with learning disabilities


What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who love basketball and who can support others to share that passion. We are looking for someone with good communication skills, patience, and a great sense of humour.


This is a good opportunity for anyone who is thinking of doing sports studies, coaching or teaching sport, or for people who have an interest in disability sport.


Our current volunteer has been with the club for three years and is leaving reluctantly, to go to university.


About the opportunity

Our Club – EASTLEIGH HOT SHOTS is for people with learning disabilities of different ages and abilities. We have a charismatic coach who has shown members that basketball is a great sport for them and we are looking for someone who will work alongside our coach and encourage people to participate as fully as they are able.


Members learn and practice skills that help to improve and maintain their mobility and flexibility as well as enjoying the sport and supporting each other. Sessions are dedicated to drills, exercises and a short game.


About Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP Society
Eastleigh Borough and Romsey MENCAP Society runs a number of activities and projects in the region aimed at supporting people with learning disabilities who live with their families, in supported housing or independently. Full details are available on our website We also have 3 to 4 social events for our members and their carers throughout the year. The Society is run by volunteers and employs 6 staff.

Practical Considerations
We are looking for someone over the age of 18 ideally but would consider a mature 16 or 17 year old.
Reasonable travelling expenses to the venue in Fair Oak, Eastleigh, would be covered.

  • Will need a DBS
  • Location: Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Time: Session 10.00 to 11.00am on alternate Saturdays.


Michelle Bonnel, Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP:
email or telephone 023 8048 3471



Grantham Green Growers

Volunteers wanted... help us maintain the ornamental shrubs at Grantham Green. Members of Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP society will be maintaining the shrubs throughout the year.


We are looking for local volunteers to work alongside us. No horticultural knowledge needed, just an interest in people, ability to work as part of a team and a desire to learn. Work will take place on Friday mornings 10 -12.


DBS required.




Eastleigh and Borough MENCAP is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our friendly Committee.

Do you have a particular flair for fundraising? Or could you help us to keep our accounts up to date? Even if you only have an hour or so to spare each month, your contribution would be much appreciated.

As well as our main Committee, we also have a social group, responsible for organising our social functions throughout the year. If that's more to your liking, then please do get in touch.

We are currently looking for support for the following roles...


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Interested? Then please give Elaine Fish a call on 02380 275475, or email


Your Society needs you! Can you help?

Volunteers needed:

  • Coin collectors outside supermarkets
  • Great bakers to bake cakes for our cafe
  • Tea/coffee maker

Message from our Chair, Elaine Fish...


This year some grants that support our work have been withdrawn.


We have had to find money elsewhere, we have been holding coin collections at Waitrose, Asda and Tesco, which have generated some much needed funds for our projects and services.


Committee members and our development officer have given up their time to take shifts outside the supermarkets, and I am grateful to them for doing so.


We will run coin collections on a regular basis to raise funds for the Society, but we need more volunteers to join us.


Can you help? Would you be prepared join a rota for future collections?


Each “shift” would be no longer than 2 hours at a supermarket in the Eastleigh borough or Romsey area and all you would have to do is to be friendly and welcoming to any shoppers who wanted to donate. You could do just one collection or join us more regularly: it is your choice!


We need more volunteers so that we can have two people per “shift”. Please do get in touch with Michelle if you want to join in. (02380 483471)


Thank you. Elaine Fish (Chair of Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP)


Membership and Donations

Our members receive a regular newsletter, Newsflash, either by email or post, and news of all new projects and opportunities. More about becoming a member...

Did you know that you can donate to Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP via Localgiving ( It's quick and easy, and UK taxpayers can opt to offer Gift Aid too.

Show your support! Wristbands

What you can do! EBR MENCAP wristbands are a great way to show your support. There are three colours - burgundy, bottle green and white, each sporting a different slogan, PARTICIPATE, RESPECT and ENJOY


This latest fashion accessory is available from EBR MENCAP. They are a great way to show your support, and only cost £1 each. Why not get all three so that you can mix and match?

The wristbands will be on sale at all our events and projects in the coming months. Grab them while you can!

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