Volunteering opportunities

At the moment volunteering looks a bit different. You can help us and still follow social distancing rules.

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. Our volunteers enjoy meeting up with people for a chat, going for coffee (or a beer), watching football, fishing, sharing enjoyment of music or books, or group activities such as arts and crafts, drama and keep fit. The potential options for volunteering are huge. 

Find and apply for volunteer roles by clicking the button below.

Once you start, our dedicated volunteer co-ordinators will welcome you, make sure you understand everything you need know about your new role and give you training and ongoing support.

Volunteering during Covid

Here’s how you can volunteer to help and support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 volunteer@seeability.org for more information.

What are our volunteers doing to support people at the moment? 

Everything from shopping, telephone chats, cooking, reading stories, video calls with singing and guitar lessons, to setting up pop up shops and helping access online church services. Our Volunteer Coordinators are helping coordinate volunteers where they’re needed most, so that together, the teams are making the biggest impact.

Our new rapid response project, Creating Connections, is looking for volunteers now!

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. 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. Register your interest by emailing C5@seeability.org and we’ll get in touch as soon as we launch.

Why volunteer?

You'll gain so much from joining the SeeAbility volunteering team. 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.

Contact details for your local volunteer coordinator - get in touch!

If you're not from one of the areas listed above, please email volunteer@seeability.org to get in touch.

"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."

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 volunteer@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.