Support Plus volunteering scheme
Our Support Plus project aims to reduce the isolation felt by many disabled young people aged 14-24 living in Middlesbrough and Stockton.
Working to a personal plan developed with the young person, the volunteers give the young people the opportunity to access activities, develop their independence, raise their aspirations and foster greater decision making in their lives and in their communities.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a volunteer. You may already have skills that you can bring to the volunteering role or you may wish to learn new skills. All you need is some spare time and a desire to help disabled young people live a more independent and fulfilled life.
The minimum commitment to the Support Plus Project is 12 hours for induction and training which is delivered over two sessions, or can be spread over six weeks, followed by one visit to your matched young person every two weeks. A visit can last from one hour up to three hours.
What do I get out of volunteering?
- All volunteers who join the Support Plus Volunteer Project receive training.The training package will give you a head start if you want to work in social care or education.
- In some cases we may be able to have your volunteer work accredited. We can also work with you if volunteering is part of your current course.
- You will receive individual support from a team of professionals.
If you would like to volunteer with us please request your volunteer recruitment pack today, either:
- by phone 01642 559147 (24-hour answer phone) – ask for or leave a message for the volunteer coordinators
- by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The volunteer recruitment pack includes everything you need to know along with full details of how to apply. However, we would welcome contact from anyone who just wants the opportunity to find out more about our project.