Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Our Office Number:
01606 331 853

Volunteer Opportunities

We are Disability Positive. We provide services, opportunities and a voice to people living with disability and long-term health conditions, and their families. We know it matters because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.

There are so many different ways you can volunteer with us but however you do it, you’ll benefit from role specific training, gaining new skills and making an important and valued contribution to our work.

Have a look at our volunteering opportunities below, and if you can’t see anything that suits you please get in touch anyway – we are always happy to hear from talented people who might be able to help us.

The first step is to fill in an application form by clicking into the volunteer opportunity you wish to apply for. You will then be asked to come to an informal interview with our volunteer coordinator. For any roles that have direct contact with disabled & vulnerable people you will need to do a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Triage and Review Volunteers

We need volunteers to work with our Arrangement for Care and Support Service, triaging referrals and completing telephone client reviews, making sure everything is in place to manage their care and support and feeding back anything needed to the team.

You will be working closely with Advisors to make sure clients are fully supported. You will work through a list of clients that require a review of their Direct Payment support, contacting them by phone and completing a review form.

When clients aren’t contactable by phone or if they would prefer to complete the form themselves you will sending information by email and make sure that the information is also logged and passed on where necessary. You will then make sure that any requirements are fed back to the clients Advisor and updating records on our internal case recording system.

Ideally volunteers interested in this role will have a good telephone manner and strong communication skills, be I.T. literate, can keep up to date records, have good time management and the ability to empathise.

Volunteers are required to cover Monday to Friday, flexible hours, so we will be recruiting several volunteers for this role.

Board Trustee

Disability Positive is looking to recruit new Trustees to help oversee running of the organisation. You will be responsible for providing effective governance, leadership and strategic direction at board level.

We are particularly interested in seeking candidates who have:

  • Successful experience of operating at board or senior management level in a charitable, commercial, or public sector organisation and/or senior level expertise in financial management
  • Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives
  • A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making
  • A history of impartiality, fairness, and the ability to respect confidences
  • A track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity

 Disability Positive is an equal opportunities employer

As a user-led organisation, applications are particularly welcome from skilled people with lived experience of disability and long-term health conditions.

It is estimated that the Trustee will have to commit to a minimum of 12 days per year in order to fulfil their role; this is including preparation / reading time and training.

Appointment will be for a fixed term of three years, renewable for a further two terms.

To apply please email your CV, along with a Covering Letter, Recruitment Monitoring Form and Skills Audit to: Volunteer@disabilitypostive.org

Trustee Information Pack
Skills Audit
Recruitment Monitoring

Volunteer Support Worker – Good Company

Individuals required to support disabled adults to take part in various group activities in Chester. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with disabled adultsor for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding.
Good Company is an activity group, people that attend the group come and have fun and are involved in a range of activities. As a result of attending the groups we see individuals grow in confidence and increase their self-esteem, they can reach their full potential and develop relationships with their peers.

Volunteers will support individuals aged 19+ within the group or on a 1:1 to take part in various activities decided on by those that attend the groups.
Volunteers should be: Reliable, honest, patient, enthusiastic, none-judgemental, willing to learn new skills and committed to the inclusion of disabled young people.
No formal qualifications are required.

Role available in Chester on a Wednesday evening.
Volunteers can expect a full induction, role specific training and ongoing support.

Volunteer Support Worker – Youth Group for 12 – 18 years and Afterschool Club for 5 – 11 years

Volunteers required to support disabled children to take part in various group activities including life skills. This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with children, or for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding.

Our activity groups are for disabled young people living in Cheshire West.  Children that attend the group come and have fun and are involved in a range of activities.  As a result of attending the groups children grow in confidence and increase their self-esteem, they can reach their full potential and develop relationships with their peers.

Volunteers will support children within the groups or on a 1:1 basis to take part in various activities decided on by those that attend the groups.

Volunteers should be:  Reliable, honest, patient, enthusiastic, none-judgemental, willing to learn new skills and committed to the inclusion of disabled young people.

Roles available in – Chester, Neston (Youth Group and Afterschool Club), Macclesfield and Crewe (Youth Group), between Monday and Thursday.

No formal qualifications are required.

Volunteers can expect a full induction, role specific training and ongoing support.

Information and Signpost Volunteers

Volunteers required to work alongside the organisations reception and admin department taking calls and responding to emails requesting general information and helping to support people with lived experience of disability and long term conditions, and their families.

Volunteers will have access to information about what is available throughout the county, and services that can help them. If the person calling could one of our own services, the Volunteer will  make sure that they are put through to the correct department/advisor or signposted to other organisations better suited to support them.

Part of the role will be to keep records of enquiries to help assist the organisation to gauge where there may be gaps in support for disabled people, and to help keep up to date information for signposting.

Volunteers will not be expected to offer advice of any sort. If advice is needed the volunteer will signpost to the appropriate department or organisation.

Ideally volunteers interested in this role will have a good telephone manner and strong communication skills, be I.T. literate, able to keep up to date records, have good time management and the ability to empathise.

Volunteers are required to cover Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am – 1pm, so we will be recruiting several volunteers for this role.

Volunteers can expect a full induction and role specific training, with ongoing support.

Disability Positive is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people/ people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions are particularly welcome.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions.

You’ll benefit from a supportive working environment and being part of our great team working to achieve our vision of an equal and inclusive society.

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