Volunteer and make a real difference

At the moment volunteering looks a bit different - click here to see how you can help us and still follow social distancing rules.

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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, autism and sight loss.

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.

There are volunteering opportunities at a wide range of locations. Volunteers support our services in Devon, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, and Surrey.

Check out and apply for a volunteer role

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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.

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The Tandem Group

The Tandem Group are based at SeeAbility’s Millennium Centre in Leatherhead and meet every Friday afternoon to cycle in the local community.

The group is made up of two members of staff and 15 dedicated volunteers who support ten visually impaired people by piloting the tandem bikes, riding side-by-side, or by driving the mini-bus. The visually impaired riders are behind the pilots and are called stokers. Here you can see the Tandem club in action!

The members of the Tandem club pose for a photo with their bikes

 

Ten years with SeeAbility

For 10 years, Jenny Delafond (pictured below celebrating 10 years of volunteering) has been volunteering at the Millennium Centre in Leatherhead. She plays a big part in assisting the people we support during art sessions and working with the Wildcats theatre group on their drama productions. She arranges visits to her church, outings with the people we support and recently recorded some of our older resident's memories of SeeAbility with her husband, who is also a volunteer. Being a SeeAbility volunteer allows you to enjoy a variety of activities and share your passions with others.  

I find the time I spend volunteering very satisfying and rewarding. I have always found the staff friendly and helpful and appreciate the support and encouragement I have received from them over the years.

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Find out more

If you have any questions or you simply want to know more about volunteering with SeeAbility, visit our Volunteer FAQs.

If you'd like to get involved with SeeAbility and find out what volunteering opportunities are near you, simply email [email protected] or call us on 01372 755 042.