Volunteer for us
You'll gain so much from joining our community of SeeAbility volunteers. It's incredibly rewarding and has so many benefits - whether you want to give back to your community, make a difference in people's lives, develop new skills, build on existing experience or make a new friend.
There are so many ways to get involved - volunteer in our homes or offices, help out at events, support someone into paid employment, and more. Whether it’s minutes, hours or days - every moment you give really makes a difference!
Come and join our community of SeeAbility volunteers today - without you we could not reach as many people with learning disabilities to support them to overcome barriers and achieve their ambitions!
"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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or find a SeeAbility Volunteer Coordinator near you - scroll for our list of volunteer coordinators in our homes.
Find a volunteering opportunity
Volunteering your time, skills, commitment and friendship can be life-changing. Like you, people we support want to get the most out of life. Volunteering enables people to connect and participate in their community, try new things, and makes inclusion a reality for many more people with learning disabilities.
You could be key to transforming someone’s day, and it’s incredibly rewarding for you too.
Join us as a befriender, meeting up with people for coffee (or a beer), sharing enjoyment of music or books, or group activities such as arts and crafts, drama and keep fit. Or join our supported employment programme and help support people in finding and securing employment! The potential options for volunteering are huge.
Creating Connections is looking for volunteers!
We’re looking for people with a learning disability to act as peer supporters, as well as volunteers from the wider community, to increase social connections and reduce isolation for people with a learning disability by ensuring they have the confidence and skills to access the digital world.
Get in touch if you have a few hours to spare each week. You can work flexibly at hours to suit you. Volunteers will work remotely from home, as well as offer safe, socially distanced support in the local community. Find out more by emailing C5@seeability.org.
Once you start, our dedicated volunteer coordinators will welcome you, make sure you understand everything you need to know about your new role, and set you up with training and ongoing support.
Contact details for your local volunteer coordinator - get in touch!
- Andrea Lane at Fiennes House in Wellington, Somerset – email@example.com or 01823 661 529
- Hannah Stuart at Leatherhead Support Service in Leatherhead, Surrey – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07730 208 907
- Sarah Bishenden at Heather House and Fir Tree Lodge in Tadley, Hampshire – email@example.com or 07809 229 602
- Nathan Shaffer at Exeter and Honiton Support Services in Devon – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07305 752 965
- Sue Brinsden at Denecroft in Guildford, Surrey – email@example.com or 01483 301315
- Maridy Jones in Applewoood, Barclay House and The Bradbury Centre in Seaford, East Sussex – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07968 319 802
- Kim Rivett at Meadowmead Support Service in Eastleigh, Hampshire – email@example.com or 07702 152 217
- Ruth Hutton at Fairways and Aldershot Support Service at Aldershot, Hampshire – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07543 933 769
If you're not from one of the areas listed above, please email email@example.com to find out how you can support people near you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.