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Fundraising Quiz & AGM
at 7.30pm on Saturday 24th November at Whitstable Umbrella Centre, St Mary's Hall, Oxford St, Whitstable CT5 1DD. £5 per person Bring own food, nibbles and drinks (alcohol is allowed!) Tables of 6-8 (we can join you up with other tables if you are fewer than this). To book places contact the office on 01227 367555.
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NEW ! SNAAP-EYS
SNAAP-EYS is a new baby and toddler group for children with additional needs meeting at Windchimes on term-time Wednesdays mornings from 10-11am. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Short Breaks Service
SNAAP delivers two programmes for our Short Breaks Service for disabled children and young people in Kent. They offer a safe social group setting whilst giving parents and carers a short break. The schemes are for children aged 8-18 who have profound, severe or complex needs and run from Windchimes, Hawkinge and Sittingbourne.
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To the Bay Running shop for their continued support and raising another £567 towards our Winter Wonderland. Also many thanks to Bambinoes for another generous donation of £1,500. We are also delighted to announce that this year's Lady Mayoress of Canterbury has chosen SNAAP to be one of their charities. We look forward to being part of their fundraising team this year.
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Many thanks once more; to Bay Running Shop for being part of team SNAAP and raising £760 towards our Sports Club as well as Sarah Selby-Bird for raising nearly £500 doing a half marathon & £400 from a sausage sizzle, 6th Whitstable Scouts Group for raising £400, New Ash Players £500, Graystone Lodge £375, Bambinoes £1500, Newport Court £190 & Seaside Shop £2400.
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Many thanks once again to so many people; The Whitstable Lions £1,000, Whitstable Yarn Bombers £485.17, Chestfield Lodge £300, St. Bartholomews Church £79.52, a very big thank you to two of our families who raised money for us by putting Christmas lights outside their homes; Ben Thompson's family raised £173.80 and Miles Rogers' family raised £644, Rotary Club of Sandwich £400, £444 from Nationwide Building Society in Herne Bay and £2,000 from the Dog and Duck Inn at Plucks Gutter.
Volunteers
funfair SNAAP relies heavily on volunteers for all of its services and without volunteers many of our events would not be able to run as we would not be able to provide the support and care that the individual children need. We therefore thank you for taking the time to look at this page and showing an interest in supporting us to make lives of disabled children and their families and easier and happier.

We have tried to answer any questions you may have about volunteering with us below to ensure your experience with us is enjoyable. Please also check our 'Opportunities' page for more information on specific opportunities for volunteering for SNAAP. If you feel there is something which is not covered below, please contact us.
 
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Register as a volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, either contact us for more information via phone or the email address below, or complete the online registration form, via the button above.

Email: volunteer@snaap.org.uk
Office Phone: 01227 367555
Volunteering FAQs
What work are volunteers expected to carry out ?
We require volunteers to support SNAAP staff by ensuring the children and young people are safe at all times and are all able to participate in the activities provided as best they can. This support can be given by helping to prepare activities/events, supervising activities, providing one to one support for those that need it, but most importantly ensure everybody has a good time. The roles will differ depending on the event and the activities provided.
What volunteer opportunities are available with SNAAP ?
Term time opportunities
Sports Club (Prince of Wales Youth Centre, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX)
Youth Club (Tower Parade, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2BJ Reynolds Close, Herne Bay. CT6 6DS)
After school club (Reynolds Close, Herne Bay. CT6 6DS)
School holiday opportunities
During school holidays there are family days out, Buzz Club and a Youth Scheme that all need volunteers. Contact the office to find out more.
Volunteers to assist with fundraising
Volunteers are also needed to help plan and organise regular fundraising activities. Being a charity it is a continual struggle to gain funds to enable us to continue our services. Having enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers coming up with new and fun ways to gain more funds would ensure that SNAAP are able to provide as many opportunities as possible for families to access a wide range of activities.
Where are these opportunities based ?
SNAAP work in a variety of venues in Canterbury, Whitstable, and Herne Bay.
How many hours are expected from volunteers?
This depends on the commitment that you sign up to with SNAAP. We generally ask that you attend at least 50% of the sessions a month to keep consistency for the children attending and the staff running the sessions.
What benefits do volunteers get from SNAAP ?
Whilst volunteering with us you will gain a wealth of experience through working with various disabilities in non-educational settings as well as with the wide age range.
We provide training such as, an insight into specific disabilities, behaviour management, moving and handling, child protection and makaton sign language.
We can also provide references to support any jobs or courses you are applying for once you have completed your induction period.
The SNAAP team are a fun and lively group of people and find our work extremely rewarding. We would love for you to join our team and help make disabled children lives even more enjoyable.
What commitment is expected from volunteers ?
SNAAP does require a commitment from volunteers once they have agreed to attend a session. We place our volunteers best suited to their abilities as well as the needs of the children. This may mean that you will be required to oversee an activity or work on a one to one with a child. If you do not attend without letting us know, this may heavily effect the event/activity.
Do SNAAP take on young volunteers ?
SNAAP cannot accept volunteers under the age of 16 as we are unable to provide the higher level of support, supervision and guidance which is required.
What is the recruitment process ?
SNAAP requires volunteers to complete a registration form, medical consent form and agreement form. All of these can be downloaded below. These then need to be sent to us at the SNAAP office at Windchimes. Once these forms have been received, we will contact you to arrange a session for you to come along, meet the staff and children and get a feel for the group and get started with us.
Do SNAAP pay expenses ?
Yes, a volunteer will not be expected to be out of pocket by attending SNAAP events. If you belong to an institution such as the university or Christchurch, please register with their volunteer coordinator to receive full accreditation and to claim back expenses. If you are unable to claim expenses in this way, please inform the SNAAP volunteer coordinator before you start volunteering, then please ask us for an expenses form and keep any tickets.
Is there a uniform for volunteers ?
No. Currently there is not a uniform for volunteers. We will provide a badge highlighting you are a SNAAP volunteer. We ask that you dress appropriately. Volunteers are required to look smart in appearance, however should remain practical to the event, for example, trainers at a Sports event.
CCCU students
Please ensure you sign up with the volunteer coordinator at your university as we will receive benefits through them. For more information about these benefits see the links below.

Volunteer Coordinator – Judy Challis   Email - volunteer@canterbury.ac.uk
Links- http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/support/careers-and-student-development/volunteering/why-volunteer.asp

Volunteer Coordinator at SNAAP**
SNAAP Email: volunteer@snaap.org.uk
Office Phone: 01227 367555
Mobile Number: 07985 407 672 (this is not turned on all the time)

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SNAAP is a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in England & Wales with registration number 06800689 whose registered office address is Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6DS and is a charity registered with number 1130149.
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