There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone. With the right support and guidance people of all abilities can get involved.
Supported volunteering means having the specific support structures in place to enable people with support needs to volunteer. For some people, these structures are the crucial element in making volunteering possible or not.
In this way, supported volunteering structures and programmes are often a positive response to engaging people with disabilities and/or those with additional support needs such as learning disabilities, autism, Asperger’s, mental health issues, dual diagnosis or those with a physical disability or sensory impairment.
For more information on developing your volunteering programme take a look at our resource pack, ‘You Make the Difference’.