Volunteer with us

volunteers meeting at park for picnic

There are many opportunities to volunteer at DAP.  We welcome people who have experience of disability or caring and anyone who wants to help improve the situation of those with long-term illness or disability.

Many of our volunteers have previously been DAP clients. 

“Volunteering with DAP has helped me with my self-esteem and confidence. As a disabled person it has helped me feel included and it is wonderful to be able to help others in similar situations.”

What we will offer you

DAP provides a warm and welcoming environment. We support volunteers professionally and personally. We will provide you with:

  • Full training for the role
  • Support and mentoring from a named member of staff
  • Travel expenses
  • Opportunities to increase professional skills and set personal development goals

We value you

We are committed to supporting our volunteers and ensure that everyone enjoys their experience with us. Volunteers have told us that they value:

  • Making a difference to individuals, families and carers
  • Learning new skills and increasing their confidence
  • Doing something that is different and inspiring
  • Having a reason to get up in the morning and a sense of achievement at the end of the day
  • Being able to give something back and help people who really need support

Our professional approach

DAP is a volunteer led organisation with more than twenty years’ experience. We have a dedicated Volunteer Co-ordinator and continue to passionately achieve the Investors in People award. This represents the best practice we have in place to ensure our volunteers have a quality experience at DAP. All those involved with DAP are treated equally.

How to apply to become a volunteer

If you would like to volunteer with us:

  • Complete and submit our volunteer application form
  • Receive an invitation for an interview, this is very relaxed and informal
  • Join the DAP team
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