Volunteer with us

There are many opportunities 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, and those who care for them.

Many of our volunteers have previously been clients. The help and support they received when they needed it made them want to join us and learn what it was like to be the giver, rather than the receiver of help. Many have found this such a positive experience, helped them grow in confidence and turn their lives around.

“Volunteering with DAP has helped me with my self-esteem and confidence…as a disabled person it has helped me feel included…”

What we will offer you

DAP is a warm welcoming environment and we are here to support you both professionally and personally. We will provide you with;

  • Full training for the role
  • Support and mentoring from a named member of staff
  • Travel expenses paid
  • 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
  • Enjoying social occasions with new friends
  • Enjoying each day and the variety each day brings
  • Having lots of tea and biscuits

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.

Your next steps

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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