HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteers play an important role within Disability Can Do; they bring a lot of knowledge and experience to our charity and help us to deliver high quality services.
Our volunteer programme provides opportunities for people to share their experiences and skills make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team. And it’s not just worthwhile; volunteering can also be fantastic fun and hugely rewarding.
All volunteers receive core induction training, as well as specific training which is relevant to the service they are supporting.
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities to suit lots of people. Take a look at our current opportunities below.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED FOR ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT SERVICE (VEHICLE PROVIDED)
Do you enjoy driving, like to be active and want to help people in your community?
Disability Can Do runs an accessible community transport service, Can Do Transport, for elderly and disabled people who live in the Borough of Caerphilly and struggle to access public transport from our Centre in Pontllanfraith.
Driving one of our accessible vehicles, you will provide a friendly and reliable door-to-door transport service for our passengers to get them to medical and/or well-being appointments.
You will be responsible for assisting passengers in and out of the vehicle as required, safely stowing any mobility aids or securing their wheelchair for travel and waiting while the passenger attends their appointment ready to return them home again. A full induction and training will be given and a chaperone will accompany you for any journeys with a wheelchair user.
Ideally, we are looking for a regular commitment of availability between 9:00am and 5:00pm on at least 1 day a week, but journeys are not always booked so you may not always be required. There is flexibility to fit around your other commitments.
Benefits & Perks: As a valued volunteer, you’ll receive full induction, training and support. A simple uniform is provided and expenses will be reimbursed. This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to meet new people, develop your communication skills and gain experience and confidence working on your own and as part of a team. Most importantly, you will be making a real difference to the lives of elderly or disabled people in your community who otherwise would not be able to leave their homes to attend vital appointments
Skills Required: Valid Driving Licence – Punctual - Friendly, caring and empathetic – Good communication and listening skills – Physically able – Patient
COULD YOU BE A TRUSTEE FOR DISABILITY CAN DO?
Disability Can Do is actively open to hearing from those interested in becoming a Trustee.
We are looking for people with vision, skills and commitment to actively contribute to, engage with and lead the strategic direction of our charity.
Our trustees have a legal responsibility to ensure the charity’s resources are properly managed and are used only for the legal purposes of the charity.
The role is unpaid and comes with the benefit of investing your expertise into make a difference. In return we'll provide you with an induction, training and support to allow you to make a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of people with a disability and those with a caring role.
We are keen to recruit trustees who can bring skills and experience in one or more of these areas: –
• Marketing, communications and/or social media
• Fundraising – in particular community and corporate fundraising
• Charity law and governance best practice
• Experience of disability or caring for a person with a disability.
You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, as we look to reshape and develop our organisation and our people, partnerships and networks, diversifying our funding and campaigning for change.
Interested, we would love to hear from you! please get in touch
We will advertise further volunteering opportunities on this page so please come back to see what is available.
Alternatively, please get in touch via our contact page to register your interest in volunteering for us.