Volunteers are integral to the service we provide to our clients.
Within the daily programme of activities and courses, volunteers help facilitate with group sessions. Volunteers are also essential in providing support on a one-to-one basis where their skills are utilised to assist clients with a variety of activities including cooking, computer sessions or to help clients who require feeding.
Volunteers are also an invaluable resource enabling clients to access the local community and support staff with our regular outings.
Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds offering a huge array of skills and experience.
Knowledge of disability is not an essential requirement as DI offers education and training when it is necessary and at the pace of the volunteer. Some volunteers come with specific skills such as IT or reflexology and others come with their precious time. Volunteers can donate as little or as much of themselves and their time across a day or week as it suits.
As a volunteer, DI hopes that you will gain invaluable experience and enjoyment from working with a diverse group of people and we embrace volunteers as valuable members of the team.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to call in for an informal visit if you are thinking about it, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator, Sarah Streeter, on our main number.
Of course, standard disclosure, security checks and references will be required.