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Volunteering with us

Working closely with our paid staff team, volunteers are pivotal in the delivery of our services at Disability Equality (NW). All our volunteers have personal experience of disability and therefore have an understanding of the issues service users bring into the organisation.

How will I benefit from being a volunteer?

There are a variety of benefits you can gain from volunteering with us, including:

  • meeting new people and making friends
  • helping to improve your community and making a difference
  • gaining valuable experience
  • learning new skills
  • building your confidence and self esteem

Here are some of the volunteers' stories and experiences with Disability Equality:

What do volunteers do?

Disability Equality (NW) volunteers support our services in a number of roles: assisting people to complete benefit forms, providing advice and information, reception duties and fundraising being just a few examples. Current roles available are:

  •  Information and Advice Volunteer
  •  Events Volunteer
  • Will I receive any support and training while I volunteer with you?

     Yes. In return for your commitment as a volunteer with us, we will:

    • provide a clear description of your volunteer role and responsibilities
    • provide an induction on the work of our organisation and training to meet the responsibilities of your role
    • offer supervision to assist you in carrying out your volunteer role
    • reimburse reasonable ‘out of pocket’ expenses whilst carrying out your volunteer duties
    • provide adequate insurance cover for you whilst carrying out your volunteer role
    • organise social events and trips for you to attend
    • sign you up to our quarterly volunteer bulletin 

    How do I apply to become a Disability Equality (NW) volunteer?

    Please click on the role that you are interested in above. This will give you more details about what the role involves and the member of staff you should contact to apply.

     




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Page Created: Thu 13/01/11 by Mel Close, Last Updated: Wed 17/06/15