Independent Lives recognises that there are few opportunities for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions to volunteer.
‘As soon as the Connecting Volunteers programme opened I applied. A few weeks later I was in the office, the first volunteer to have entered through the programme. I couldn’t have been happier.’ Chris, Connecting Volunteer
We established the Connecting Volunteers programme in early 2016, and have worked with a wide range of people with different backgrounds and skills, who have contributed more than 400 hours of their time since the project started.
Independent Lives is currently working with 9 volunteers who are from the surrounding area and are using their skills and experience to support a wide variety of our work, and you can read about one of our volunteers below.
Our volunteers are contributing to:
- Marketing and communications
- Community asset mapping
- Direct Payment Information and Advice
- Payroll and banking
- Volunteer programmes
If you are interested in volunteering with Independent Lives or want to know more about the Connecting Volunteers programme, please email Sue Jobson on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01903 219482 to find out more.