Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Our Office Number: 01606 331 853

Volunteering 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 and recruitment monitoring form. You will then be asked to come to an informal interview with our volunteer manager. 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). 

Always keep an eye on our social media platforms, we advertise there also:
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Disability Positive is an equal opportunities employer and Disability Confident Leader. Applications from disabled people/ people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions are particularly welcome.

If you want to apply please download/complete the forms below and return to: Volunteer@disabilitypositive.org

Payroll Volunteers

We need volunteers to work with our payroll department. You will be supporting a small team in the payroll department to complete agreed payroll related tasks. Tasks will vary dependent on ability, experience, and the skills you would like to develop as part of the role. Work will also vary at different times of the month.

Ideally volunteers interested in this role will have some experience using computers, the ability to manage work independently, strong communication skills, be organised, have good time management and be able to empathise.

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

Triage and Review Volunteers

Volunteers required to work alongside our Arrangement for Care and Support Service, triaging referrals and completing telephone client reviews, ensuring everything is in place to manage their care and support and feeding back any requirements 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 be required to email them to clients and receive them back, ensuring that the information is also logged and passed on where necessary. You will then ensurethat 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 managementand the ability to empathise.

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

Learning Service

Volunteer/s required to help manage our Learning Service. You will be working with our Arrangement for Care and Support Team, helping clients access training for their personal assistants.

Volunteering will be from the office or home following an initial training period. You will have access to the Learning Service emails where all training requests are held, you will action requests logging them and adding information to our case recording system. Following actioning any new requests you’ll then follow up on training that has taken place and will obtain feedback for any face to face trainers used. You will ensure records are up to date and invoices are checked and forwarded to the Manager.

Ideally volunteers interested in this role will be organised, 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/s are required for one day a week, this could be spread over a couple of days or could be completed by two volunteers.

This is a good opportunity for someone that likes planning and organising and wants to support disabled people to live independently.

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

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.

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

Trustee Information Pack here
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.

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