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Thank You !
Henry Smith for our grant for £6720 towards our family support service, Eleanor Wyles, Wingham Fisheries, Jessica Delo, Seaside Shop for their donation of £2,800 and Bambinoes for their donation of £1,500.
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Thank You to everyone!
Following the sad loss of their son, David, Mr & Mrs Thorman asked for donations to SNAAP. From The Ardea Lodge, also to Mrs Biddlecombe for her donation following the sad loss of her husband Keith and to the Rotary club of Chestfield. We wish Craig Rouse luck in his challenge of doing 1000k in a year, follow link to donate.
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Thank You !
More thank yous are due; to the West Bay Shop for their very kind donation of £3,000 and to Alain Godon Ltd for their donation of £1,500. Thanks also to everyone donating to our collecting tins throughout the area. Full list on our Funding Support page.
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Thank You Everyone!
The Henry Smith Charity for giving us £18,600 over 2 years to fund our Family Support Worker, Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation donated £3,000 towards our Sports Club & WAHL (UK) Ltd donated £2,363.26 from being their charity for the past year!
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More Mini-bus Support
£1000 from Licensed Victuallers Association of Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay, £397 from the Wonky Parsnip Farm Shop, £675 from Paul Harris for doing TAB for TRAUMA, £500 from the Rotary Club of Hythe & £63 from Goldfinch Galleries, Whitstable.
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Mini bus short breaks
We are looking for support to continue running our mini bus short break service. Our target is £20,000, currently we have raised £12,582, including most recently from the Rotary club of Hythe and Canterbury Lions Club, we are delighted to say we will be running some days this summer so thank you to everyone who has helped raise this. Donaote via the Just Giving link below. If you donate by other means, please specify Mini Bus Short Breaks, so it can be allocated to the correct fund. Thank you!
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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.


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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 with us, download our induction pack below to get more details, then fill out the forms, also below and send them to us. If you would like a hard copy of these documents, contact SNAAP using the details below.
 
Sign up to volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, either contact us for more information via phone or email or complete the forms above and send them to SNAAP at the address indicated on the form.

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)
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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