This page provides advice and a case studies relating to volunteering for disabled people. Additional resources are currently being created by the Volunteering project.
The Volunteering project has developed and is pleased to publish today (International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3/12/15) a publication to celebrate the Volunteer Charter one year anniversary, as well as its success – over 100 organisations have pledged to the Charter! The document includes case studies from three organisations who pledged to the charter, sharing their learning and experiences. You can find the publication below in both word and PDF formats:
The Fed (DAA member) is also helping us celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, by sharing a new video case study “Access All Areas”. You can view the video here. In addition, the FED have also provided a case study of how they have used the DAA Volunteering Charter to further thier work. You can find both published below in both word and PDF formats:
The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) and National Care Forum (NCF) have a volunteer management toolkit, which complements existing resources by addressing key questions raised by frontline service managers. You can view the Volunteer management tool kit here.
A case study of a disabled person undertaking volunteering: CSV Supported Volunteering Project.
Embedding inclusive practices in opportunities for youth social action – This PDF report developed by NDTI and Step up to Serve (#iwill) is a study of what works in enabling the full participation of all young people in youth social action.
Top tips for realising person centred care through volunteering can be viewed on the SCIE website here.
Tips on how to include disabled volunteers can be found here on the Scope website.
The Reach website offers Support for Volunteering in the not-for-profit sector here.
“Volunteer Nation” BBC 4 Iplayer radio programme from 20th December 2015 at 5pm (38 minutes) covers: Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane explores a hidden engine of the British economy – its volunteers. The UK has an unpaid army of workers which hides in plain sight.
“You and Yours: Volunteering” BBC 4 Iplayer radio programme from Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 12:04 (55 minutes) covers: How can we turn the Olympic spirit of participation into a lasting nationwide legacy of volunteering?
Gateshead Supported Volunteers Programme have a great 5 minute video about the skills and strengths volunteers with a learning disability can bring to an organisation, called “Volunteers Welcome…?”. You can view the video on You Tube here.
This page was updated on 11/2/16. If you know of any other resources you would like added to this page please do let us know.