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virtual clubs
NEW ! VIRTUAL CLUBS
There are several clubs that we are taking online and here you can find the details of all the clubs that SNAAP are currently running during the lockdown of Covid-19. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Thank You !
Many thanks once again to our many generous donors; Bambinoes £2000, Chestfield & Sharpers Hall Lodge £200, NCS Canterbury £947, a group of Stagecoach South East employees did a Tough Mudder Course and raised £2027, service user Lily Jell raised £344 by growing her hair & cutting it for the Little Princess Trust and then together with her brother Alfie they raised another £400 by doing a raffle. Also thanks to Heron Angling Society for £1115 and also to Born Anxious who regularly donate £20 a month.
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Thank You !
To RG Hills Charitable Trust supporting Buzz Club with £3,000, Global's Make Some Noise for funding 2 years of Stay & Play and family days out, Euromonitor for supporting Sports Club with £5k donation, The Mary Sheridan Charity for providing much needed funding for our new Community Share scheme and SNAAP-EY's and Team SNAAP for all the fundraising they do to help keep SNAAP going. Also Whitstable Tennis Club for their donation of £205 from their quiz night,
excited toddlers
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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Thank You !
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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Thank You !
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.
Volunteers
volunteer
We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join our busy and exciting activities.

Our schemes provide fun play, leisure and sport activities for disabled children and young people with a wide range of impairments.

Your role as a volunteer will be to assist in the delivery of these.

If you enjoy spending time in a busy and sociable environment then this could be the perfect way to spend your time.
 
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Volunteer
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 volunteer opportunities are available with SNAAP ?
SNAAP-EY's - term time
Our parent and toddler group is for children aged 0-5 and offers parents support whilst staff and volunteers help play with their little ones. A very rewarding group with the use of the lovely facilities at Windchimes.
Time :  Weekly on a Wednesday 10am-12 noon
Venue: Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay CT6 6DS
Zone Out - term time
For young people aged 11-25 years to socialise and have fun. Volunteers needed to engage the young people in activities and help supervise areas at the sessions.
Time :  Fortnightly on a Tuesday 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Whitstable Youth & Community Centre, Tower Parade CT5 2BJ
Stay and Play - term time
A chance for the whole family to use the great facilities at Windchimes, make new friends, chill out in the sensory room, get rid of some energy in the soft play room, enjoy the outside area and get involved with craft. Volunteers are needed to help support the children and help supervise the various activities. This can be a very active group!
Time :  Weekly on a Wednesday 3.30-6.30pm
Venue: Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay CT6 6DS
W.A.S.P.S (Windchimes After School Play Scheme
For children aged 8-13 years with less complex needs. The club has a structured environment which includes lego, sports, cooking, movies, wii, board games and craft. Volunteers are needed to assist children to engage in activities provided and help develop social skills.
Time :  Fortnightly on Friday 3-6pm
Venue: Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay CT6 6DS
School Holidays
During all school holidays we run a programme of activities including family days out, Buzz Playscheme and Chill Out Youth. All schemes require volunteers to engage with children and young people, assist with activities and help them develop social skills.
Fundraising opportunities
We run lots of events throughout the year to raise funds for SNAAP and volunteers are essential to ensuring we can do them all. There are plenty of ways you can help us out, such as: Helping to run stalls, Marshaling, Helping out with serving refreshments and Assisting with collections.
Where are these opportunities based ?
A variety of venues in Canterbury, Whitstable, and Herne Bay.
How many hours are expected from volunteers?
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 ?
  • Gain high-quality training, which will allow you to challenge perception of disability in your society.
  • A great character reference if we have gotten to know you well.
  • Build your CV with 50+ hours of volunteering and gain some great experience and get an employer reference from SNAAP.
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.
What age do you allow to Volunteer?
We 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. There is no upper age limit.
What is the recruitment process ?
You must complete a registration form to apply. Once we have received your references you will be invited to attend a session you have shown interest in. If both parties are happy to continue, a DBS will be run and you will receive a SNAAP Volunteering T-shirt. You will not be left alone with children at any time during volunteering with us.
Is there a uniform for volunteers ?
We provide a Volunteer T-shirt and name badge which we ask you to always wear so you can be easily identified.
Volunteer Role Description
For a detailed description of what is expected of you please click here:
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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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