Supporting someone to volunteer
Many people who come to find out about volunteering have been referred by a support worker, employment advisor or similar. We are very happy to work with clients with additional support needs, including people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems and people who speak English as a second language.
If your client has extra support needs, please tell us when you book the appointment, so that we can offer a double appointment (1 hour) if needed. In these circumstances, we will ask that you accompany your client to their appointment, especially if they are chaotic, difficult to work with, or very under-confident. You can find out more with your client before the appointment by browsing our opportunities on the Do-It website, looking at case studies of successful volunteers on the Timebank website.
We do not arrange placements for people obliged to undertake reparation orders/community service, or who are compelled to undertake unpaid work in order to continue receiving state benefits, as we do not consider this to be volunteering.
If you'd like to be on our list of referrers, for occasional information useful to your role or networking events, please contact us.