May 18, 2016

Supported Volunteering Scheme

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What is the Supported Volunteering Scheme?

Discovery is passionate about making volunteering accessible for everyone, and our Supported
Volunteering Scheme is an important part of how we do that.
The Supported Volunteering Scheme works with adults with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum
Conditions, mental health conditions and physical disabilities to get them into volunteering with us
or in other departments in the University.

We train student volunteers to work with and support the volunteers. Supported volunteers are paired with a student volunteer who they work with every session, together they help people in and around Swansea in various ways through there volunteering. Whilst volunteering together they also work to develop confidence and skills as individuals.

The Supported Volunteering Scheme provides person-centered, accessible volunteering opportunities for adults with additional needs.
Started formally in 2014, we now have more than 20 volunteers with various support needs working
as part of our team.

Want to volunteer but might need support? Click here to download our supported volunteer
application form, or phone the office on 01792 295743 and ask to speak to Kirsty.

Interested in supporting someone as a volunteer? Click here for an application form.