Benefits of Reaching Out

Disabled young people who have volunteered with Reaching Out support have gained so much from their experiences.  For example:

  • many have continued to volunteer
  • some have gained their V-award (achieved by logging at least 50 hours of volunteering) 
  • some have gained  their Reaching Out Award 
  • and most have reported that they have grown in confidence and learned new skills.

Please read the testimonies from some of our young people who have benefited from volunteering with Reaching Out.

Support volunteers

We have trained and approved support volunteers who are vital to the project. They work alongside young people, helping them to gain confidence, develop skills and realise their potential.

All our support volunteers go through a rigorous recruitment process to ensure they are trained and confident to work with disabled young people.

Support volunteers are linked with young people with similar interests and hobbies. Our experience has shown that this makes the most out of their shared time together.  

Please read the testimonies from our support volunteers about the benefits of volunteering with disabled young people.


Contact us 

Programme Manager: Lynda Corker

Address: George House, 18 George Street, York, YO1 9QB 


Phone: 01904 639056