Posted 11 months ago

Time:  1 hour per week

About Langdon
Langdon is a Jewish Charity, an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation supporting adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism to live independent lives through supported living, education, employment support and social activities. We support people in the Jewish Community in both London and Manchester enabling those to thrive and have equal opportunities and empowering them to live their very best lives and be their best, true selves.
What will you be doing? 

We are looking for a volunteer who can teach British Sign Language (BSL) or Makaton to our Members in a group or 1-1 basis.

The role includes:
  • Weekly commitment to ensure stability for our Members
  • Patience and a desire to support others.
  • Ensuring our members are safe at all times.
  • Build a positive relationship with the Member/s you will be supporting.
  • Weekly commitment to ensure stability for our members.
  • Promoting and adhering to the workplace values: Excellence, Responsive, Integrity, Caring and Empowering.
What are we looking for?
  • You are passionate about sign language or Makaton and supporting alternative ways to communicate that aren’t speaking.
  • You are a good communicator when it comes to others who experience the world differently.
  • Be reliable and trustworthy.
  • Have a caring and non-judgmental approach.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills including empathy, active listening, and communication.
  • You have experience working with people with learning disabilities (not essential).
What impact will I make and what will I gain?
  • An opportunity to help a charitable organisation make a real difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities. 
  • Being a part of long-standing community service.
  • Networking with local organisations and gaining office experience working in the charity sector.
  • An opportunity to develop your professional skills and boost your CV.
  • A certificate and reference on completion of your volunteering time at Langdon.
How to apply
  • Please complete the below application form or provide a covering letter, no more than 1 page of A4, and your CV to Tash at
  • All staff and volunteers require DBS checks and a reference. 

To find out more about how you can help support Langdon please contact Tash at 

Closing Date- 31st December 2023

Whilst we support the Jewish community, we celebrate and benefit from the diversity of the communities in which we are based and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


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