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Most of our services are working as normal, with our staff working from home.

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Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Volunteer Opportunities

As a charity run by and for our users, we couldn’t be without our team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.

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

Counselling and Befriending Service

Volunteers required to support our Counselling and Befriending Service.
This is a great role for anybody that wants to progress in a career working with disabled people, or for those that would just like to do something fun and rewarding with their time.

Disability Positive is looking for volunteers to support the befriending part of the service, which aims to reduce isolation by offering individually tailored support.

Volunteer Befrienders will provide the service to Disability Positive clients, this could be via telephone or face to face, and will be personalised to meet the client’s needs, for example; this could involve access the community or with a hobby, a regular coffee and catch up or a weekly phone call.  We will aim to match Befrienders with clients with common interests or personality types.

Volunteers should have; good listening and communication skills, the ability to form a positive and supportive relationships while maintaining boundaries, be reliable and dependable, be empathetic and non-judgemental.

Volunteers are required to cover the full week Monday to Sunday, so there will be a variety of times and days available.

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

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.
View and download the Trustee Information Pack here.

For more information please email: Volunteer@disabilitypostive.org or call 01606 331853

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 – The Buzz Youth Group

Volunteers required to support disabled children to take part in various group activities. 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.
Buzz is an activity group for disabled young people. 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 aged 5 – 12 and 13 – 18 years old 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.

Roles available in Chester, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Macclesfield and Crewe between Monday and Saturday.
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 fielding triage calls. Volunteers will have access to information about what is available throughout the county, and services that can assist with different areas of support.
When the request is covered by one of the internal services the Volunteer will ensure that people calling the organisation are put through to the correct department/advisor or signposted to other organisations better suited to support the client.

Part of the role will be to maintain records of enquiries to help assist the organisation to gauge where there may be gaps in support for disabled people, and to help maintain up to date information for signposting.
Volunteers will not be expected to offer advice of any sort, if advice is required it is expected 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, can keep up to date records, have good time management and the ability to empathise.

Volunteers are required to cover the full week Monday to Friday, 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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