Benefits of volunteering
We offer all sorts of volunteering opportunities across the UK - there's something to suit everyone! Depending on your interests, skills and experience, you can choose to:
- be there to help disabled people learn new skills, enjoy socialising or even volunteer themselves
- get behind the wheel and drive a minibus
- try your creative hand at arts and crafts, gardening or decorating
- work on fundraising or social events
- speak out with disabled people on the issues that matter
...the list goes on!
What's in it for me?
Volunteering is a two-way street. In return for your time and effort you’ll get some fantastic things back from us, including:
- opportunities to meet new people and make friends
- new skills — from gardening to poster-designing!
- lots of useful things to put on your CV
- job and college references
- knowing you’re making a positive difference to the world
Mary Parratt has volunteered in the art studio at Bells Piece for three years.
‘I have two autistic grandchildren so I wanted to help adults with learning disabilities. I really enjoy the rapport you can build with the people you support through volunteering, you can often see how much they appreciate you being there.’
Leonard Cheshire Disability currently has 3,500 volunteers who help out with everything from fundraising and administration to driving and teaching.