Volunteer with us

You'll gain so much from joining our fantastic community of SeeAbility volunteers. By volunteering with us, you’ll be supporting people to connect and participate in their community. You’ll contribute to make inclusion a reality for many more people with learning disabilities. 

Whether you want to give back to your community, make a difference in people's lives, meet new people, develop new skills or build on existing experience - volunteering will be incredibly rewarding and you could be key to transforming someone’s day. 

There are so many ways to get involved, and we have a variety of roles that could be just right for you. These include volunteering in our homes or offices, fundraising in the community, helping out at events, and many more.

Covid-19 volunteering guidance

The best thing to do is keep supporting us. Any support you can give would be incredibly valuable - there is a huge range of things you can do, including helping with shopping, telephone chats, reading stories, video calling, and much more. Email askvolunteering@seeability.org for more information.

What volunteering with us looks like

In person volunteering roles

We have many face-to-face roles in our homes across England. We are always looking for volunteer befrienders, who regularly visit our homes or attend events and activities in the community with someone we support. You might want to join our teams of gardener volunteers, who help keep the outdoor space of our homes nice and tidy. Or, perhaps, you might want to support our homes with workshops or activities for the people we support to take part in and enjoy. 

Volunteering remotely

We also have several roles that could be done remotely. 

For example, you could volunteer with our supported employment programme “Ready, Willing and Able” to support people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to secure employment. 
Or why not join our Creating Connections digital inclusion programme and help build a bridge between people we support and the digital world? 

The possibilities to support our charity through volunteering are countless and you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of people we support. 

Become a community fundraising volunteer

Our community fundraising volunteers play a vital role in helping us raise valuable income to support people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss across the UK. Every penny raised for SeeAbility enables us to continue to empower people we support to live ambitious lives – achieving things they never thought possible. As a community fundraising volunteer, you can fundraise from anywhere around the world and when it’s most convenient for you. Find out more and join us today!

Join us!

Come and join our fantastic community of SeeAbility volunteers. Without you, we could not reach as many people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and support them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals and ambitions.

If you would like more information about volunteering with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at askvolunteering@seeability.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteering FAQs

Will there be a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check?

Yes, an enhanced DBS check is made for all volunteers who have contact with vulnerable adults and young volunteers.

What’s the minimum age for volunteers?

16 is the minimum age; and those under 18 need written consent from a parent or guardian to volunteer.

How much time do I need to commit to?

Even an hour a week will make a real difference. We will seek to match the time you can spare with our volunteer opportunities.

Will I get any expenses?

SeeAbility will pay reasonable out of pocket expenses, and you may also claim travel expenses if you wish to.

Will I receive any training?

We give all volunteers some introductory training when they start and they complete a short safeguarding course within three months of starting. We offer further specific skills training, depending on the role you choose to undertake.

How can I find out more and apply?

Please email askvolunteering@seeability.org or call 01372 755 042 and tell us where you're located and what you might be interested in doing. Come and make a difference to someone’s life.

"It's changed our lives" - My time volunteering at SeeAbility

"When the suggestion, “Why not volunteer?” was made to me at my original interview, little did I know how much being involved at SeeAbility would change both our lives."