There are loads of ways you can be a part of SuperTroop
SuperTroop's first ever holiday is coming up and we need your help! We want to give 16 boys and girls with learning disabilities an incredible week of fun and games. To do this we need to stock up on a few items, in particular:
FANCY DRESS - including adult sizes. Not just actual costumes but any weird and wonderful clothes / hats / wigs, accessories you might have hanging about
STORY BOOKS - anything from Each Peach Pear Plum to The Gruffalo to Matilda to Harry Potter. Cloth and card baby books, pre-school and primary books, and novels for older kids are all welcome.
If you can make a donation please parcel up your stuff and send it to our registered address which is 28 Shandon Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1QF. We need to receive your donations by Wednesday 27th June
Doing the holiday itself isn't possible for everyone though - below you can find out other ways to lend a hand, or you can make a donation.
Volunteering on the holiday is a challenging, exhausting but ultimately incredibly fun and fulfilling experience. We can guarantee you will make friends for life, while giving an extraordinary opportunity to a group of young people who have few chances to try new things or gain some independence. The holiday will give you valuable skills (teamwork, leadership, communication) and specific training (Makaton signing, first aid, crisis response) as well as paying for your PVG registration. To apply for a place, complete this application by Friday 1st December 2017
be a helper
Our holidays are staffed by volunteers at three levels. Helpers will be recruited from Fettes College - they provide one-to-one care. We also need group leaders and senior helpers - more experienced staff to support helpers and holiday activities. Complete the online form if you want to be involved
Donate an activity
During the holidays we need lots of fun stuff to enjoy. If you can donate by playing a gig for us, running a football workshop or creating an on-site nail spa, get in touch! We are also interested to hear from qualified volunteer bus drivers to take us on trips out.
Volunteer in other ways
There are loads of other ways to help out with Supertroop. We always need help with organising materials, administration, and even things like updating the website!