Time commitment

Suggested commitment is between 1-7 hours weekly/monthly, however, volunteers are able to give their time flexibly in mutual agreement with the service they are volunteering with, but a regular commitment is appreciated

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Role description

Specific tasks and duties

Supporting adults with physical disabilities to take part in group/ 1-1 activities or general garden duties. 

Activities may take place within Leonard Cheshire premises or within the community. 

Be familiar with the risk assessment for the role.

Attend regular review and support meetings every 6 months.


Skills needed

Positive attitude to working with disabled people


Good interpersonal skills

Reliable and trustworthy

Open to learning new skills

Willingness to attend training

Committed to working within our aims, values, policies and procedures


Training and support

Full induction training including;

Information on Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire’s policies and procedures, including boundaries

Disability rights & Communication

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)


Supervision and support

All new volunteers will be introduced to relevant paid staff and other volunteers they may come into contact with.

This role will have an initial six week trial period.

Regular group review and support meetings will be arranged on a six-monthly basis.  Additional one-to-one support meetings can also be arranged if required.


Application Requirements

Application form, two references, informal interview

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