Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities, is inviting people to make a difference to children and adults with disabilities in Dorset by volunteering and beating the January blues.
In 2014 volunteers saved Diverse Abilities an astounding £20,000, as well as helping the charity raise money, awareness and deliver its services to people supported across Dorset.
Volunteers can get involved in many ways – with the people the charity supports within its range of services, at fundraising events, at corporate volunteering days, by being part of the Diverse Abilities Friends Group and much more!
Whether you can give just 30 minutes or 30 days, you can really make a difference to local children and adults with disabilities through volunteering. Those that wish to commit can contribute as much or as little time as they wish – either on a regular or ad hoc basis.
Sarah Harrison, Volunteer and Recruitment Manager, at Diverse Abilities, said: “If you only have 30 minutes to spare, you can actually achieve quite a lot that can really help the charity and the people it supports. For example – plant a seed for one of our adults we support’s garden, undertake some research online for our central office, bake some cakes to help raise funds or distribute some collection pots or leaflets in your local area… these are just a few ideas and there are many more!”
Current roles Diverse Abilities urgently need volunteers for include the fundraising event squad; play workers and youth workers for our Children’s Team Coping with Chaos and Project services and various roles in the Friends of Diverse Abilities fundraising group including treasurer, chairperson, secretary and member.
Beccy Briley, Corporate and Community Fundraiser, said: “Volunteering gets you out and about; you can meet new people and learn a new skill, while making a difference to Diverse Abilities. It is also great for your CV. We would not be able to achieve everything we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. So why not be one of the fantastic people who make a difference this year!”