[Photos courtesy of Kenilworth Phab]
Kenilworth Phab is a weekly opportunity for disabled and non-disabled adults to meet socially to enjoy a variety of activities in an environment of equality and integration. Activities include: bowling, arts and crafts, sports, meals out, a drink and a game of pool in a pub and student-led nights, such as salsa and drumming workshops.
Volunteers are introduced as full members of Kenilworth Phab. Initially they are encouraged to get to know other members simply by being friendly and taking the opportunity to talk to everyone.
Volunteers can also organise activities for PHAB, such as the very successful Salsa, Drumming and Illusions Workshops held in previous years.
In time, with their agreement and when they feel ready, volunteers are encouraged to become more involved, perhaps taking on some responsibilities, helping organise activities or helping with planning and management of the club.
Location and Travel
Members meet up in various locations in Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington and Coventry. Activities are planned some months in advance and their programme can be found on:
In terms 1 and 2, volunteers can meet on campus and travel to Phab together by bus - sign up to the project to recieve further information. We will reimburse travel costs for this project. Visit our travel page to plan your journey to your volunteering activity.
How to get involved
Sessions run every Wednesday between 7.30-9.30pm.
We recommend volunteers try to make a regular commitment so you can really get to know the members.
No previous experience is required. All we ask is that you’re friendly, enthusiastic, and willing to chat and listen to members.
Why get involved?
As a volunteer you are welcomed as a full member of our club. It is an opportunity to get to know the area around the university and contribute to the local community. This is a relaxed and friendly way to volunteer, being out with friends and having fun yet making a real contribution to local people.
By dedicating a little time to understanding the needs and enhancing the lives of people with a very different life to yours, you may find that they make a difference in and enhance your own.