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Volunteering with Social Access

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. Here at Social Access we appreciate that we could not operate our services without the support and dedication of our volunteers and employed staff.

Volunteers provide a valuable contribution to our organisation and in return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent. In addition, volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and gain useful experience. It should also be fun!

  “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” - Barack Obama 

A few good reasons to volunteer

  1. Volunteering is good for your mind and body.  It helps you stay active and contribute to the communities around you leading to a healthier and happier existence.  It increases self-confidence, fights off depression and provides a sense of purpose.
  2. Volunteering makes a difference to people's lives.  By giving your time to do something practical for a disabled or older person in your community, you enrich their lives and help them remain independent.
  3. Volunteering helps you make contact with some really interesting people.  Our volunteers build new friendships, share cups of tea and laughter and enjoy one another's company.
  4. Volunteering means you get out and about.  From assisting our members with their weekly shopping to driving one of our accessible cars or minibuses, there are plenty of opportunities to discover new places.
  5. Volunteering can help you learn new skills. It can help you forge a new career, advance an existing career or learn new skills just because you want to.  Social Access offers comprehensive in-house training such as the nationally recognised Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme or Passenger Assistance Training Scheme and many other courses.  From office and IT skills to driving skills, we have a variety of opportunities to choose from and if we don't have a role for you at present, talk to us about designing a new volunteer role.
  6. Volunteers enjoy working alongside our staff team.  We are known for being friendly, approachable and positive so come and try volunteering with us - you won't regret it!