Sense Children and Young People's Buddy

Volunteer with disabled children and young people in Tower Hamlets

Become a Sense Volunteer Buddy in Tower Hamlets and you can support children and young people with complex needs get involved with activities in the local community, make the most of their free time, and make friends.

As a volunteer you’ll be ‘buddied up’ with a young person for a weekly activity sessions, and together you’ll develop a friendship through shared interests and hobbies. Activities will support young people achieve goals and develop their communication skills, independence and creativity, and are a chance to get active in their local community. Examples include non-contact boxing, trampolining, Bengla dancing, lip sync battles, sensory storytelling, funfairs and food festivals. Whatever activities you choose together, you will deeply impact your buddy’s life.

Get involved 

Taking part in weekly activities alongside your young buddy in the community.

Joining group activity sessions where young people get a chance to meet others their own age and try something new.

When and where

Weekly three hour sessions, usually at the weekend, will be spent accessing community activities in Tower Hamlets.

Complete the application form or for more information get in touch at


Where to go

Additional Notes

Our office is based in Angel, which is where the training will take place. The buddying sessions are based in the community of Tower Hamlets.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Time of day
Session Information
We ask volunteers to commit to 3 hours a week during the weekend
for a minimum of 6 months.

Other details

Volunteer expenses will be paid for
Who can use this service?
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds

Mental Health Services

What your service now offers?


  • The chance to meet new people, try new activities in your local community and get a different perspective on activities you already enjoy
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience of working with people with disabilities.
  • Knowing you’re making a difference to how children and young people with disabilities are able to get the most out of their leisure time and increasing the benefits they gain from meeting new people and taking part in activities they enjoy.


Can service users refer themselves?
Types of services and activities
One-to-one support
Service User interests
Fitness and sport, Gardening, Arts and crafts, Books and reading, Socialising and meeting people

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