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!

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"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 askvolunteering@seeability.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.

Find a role

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!

If you're not from one of the areas listed above, please email askvolunteering@seeability.org to find out how you can support people near 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.