Connecting Volunteers

Independent Lives recognises that there are few opportunities for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions to volunteer, as many organisations are unable to provide a fully accessible, safe environment, or provide reimbursement for out of pocket expenses.

We established the Connecting Volunteers programme in early 2016, and have worked with a wide range of people with different backgrounds and skills, who have contributed hundreds of hours towards our charitable missions. 

Our volunteers are involved in a broad range of tasks from communications to finance, Human Resources to Direct Payments. 

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Independent Lives is currently working with 9 volunteers who are from the surrounding area and are using their skills and experience to support a wide variety of our work, and you can read about one of our volunteers below. 

If you are interested in volunteering with Independent Lives or want to know more about the Connecting Volunteers programme, please email Gemma Orpwood on volunteering@independentlives.org  or call 01903 219482 to find out more.

Click on the links below to read our volunteer stories - be inspired to become a volunteer!

   

Link to volunteer Sarah's story                                                                        Link to volunteer Chris' story

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