Choices – is an innovative new assisted volunteering project that aims to break down the barriers to volunteering.
Choices, it is an assisted volunteering project offering tailored support to individuals based on their needs. The project has been developed and hosted by Volunteering Bradford.
This project supports adults with additional support needs into volunteering, these support needs could include but is not limited to: lack of confidence, low self-esteem, mental health problems, sensory impairments, physical disabilities or people having a previous conviction that could be a barrier to volunteering.
Keighley Volunteer Centre will continue to support adults with learning disabilities into volunteering https://keighleyvc.co.uk/supportedvolunteering
Do you require some support to volunteer? If you are interested in accessing support to volunteer, we can offer a variety of support (tailored to your needs), such as finding suitable volunteers roles, helping to complete forms, accompanying you to projects and more.
Are you supporting someone who’s interested in finding out more about volunteering? We accept referrals from other supporting organisations where a person with additional support needs has identified an interest in finding out more about volunteering.
Are you interested in volunteering to support people to volunteer? Volunteer support assistants provide tailored support to individuals who require support to volunteer in the activity of their choice. Volunteer support assistants are specifically chosen and undertake particular training to work with adults with a variety of additional needs. This role is only for people over the age of 18.
Next steps – please get in touch with Kirsty at Volunteering Bradford. She can offer advice and support to access the service you need.
For further information, contact Kirsty Powley, Choices – Volunteer Development Worker, Volunteering Bradford.
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