At Leonard Cheshire Disability, we really value the role our overseas volunteers play in our services.
Through support from our overseas volunteers, disabled people in our care homes are able to access their local community services and social opportunities more easily and regularly, thus improving their independence and quality of life. While it is a lot of fun going out with clients, it is also very challenging as volunteers experience first-hand the issues faced by people with disabilities every day.
Volunteers have the opportunity to acquire a range of skills, improve their English, enjoy the best of British culture and life, and develop fulfilling working relationships with our residents, staff and local volunteers which often develop into long-term friendships.
Please note that we do not have volunteering opportunities outside the UK.
We currently have a range of services that accept Erasmus Plus volunteers. These placements are a unique opportunity for young people from the EU aged 18-30 to participate in a 12-month volunteer placement completely funded by the European Union.
To apply, please send a current Europass CV, a motivation letter (including any experience you have working with disabled adults) and your sending organisation’s details to Katarzyna.Stepien@leonardcheshire.org.
For more information, visit the Erasmus Plus website.
There are still opportunities if you live outside the EU or you are not interested in Erasmus Plus. We work alongside several external agencies that help us find suitable voluntary placements for international volunteers at our services throughout the UK.
For more information about costs involved and how to apply please email Katarzyna.Stepien@leonardcheshire.org.