You can be part of a team who values what you have to offer and join us as a volunteer.
Spectrum’s volunteer project wants service users and carers from different backgrounds and with different experiences to help us give advice and information and join our direct payments support team.
You will need to know a bit about direct payments or how to set up support packages.
You will need to have some simple computer skills.
We will help to train you how to be a volunteer.
Here are some reasons why you should be a volunteer.
You can get skills and experience to help other disabled people and carers.
Being a volunteer will help if you want to get a job.
You will be part of a team and have fun with some great people and make new friends.
You will learn more about Spectrum and what we stand for.
What you will be doing as a volunteer
You will work with experienced support workers to help people who get direct payments.
You will support people on the telephone.
You will help to find other organisations in the community who can help people.
You will write letters and help us with office work.
We will give you all the training you need.
We will give you time to meet our team and make sure that you know how we do things before you become a volunteer.
We will make sure you know what we want you to do.
We will pay your expenses, like bus fares.
If you want to find out more about being a volunteer at Spectrum, you can contact Berni Vincent, our volunteer and training manager.
You can phone Berni on 02380 330 982