Why volunteer at REMAP?
We value every individual’s commitment and hard work. We simply could not operate without the dedication of our volunteers who do a tremendous job helping people with disabilities.
Volunteers tell us how much they enjoy being involved with the charity and the potential to make a real difference in people’s lives. Read about our volunteers – the people making things possible.
Who can volunteer at REMAP?
Anyone can volunteer and we’d really appreciate your help. We have a range of opportunities so keep checking our vacancies and volunteering page if you would like to find an opportunity in your area.
What volunteering opportunities are there?
You can volunteer at one of our REMAP branches across England, Scotland and Wales.
Volunteers are welcome to get involved with as many or as few different types of volunteering as they are interested in.
How much time do I have to give as a volunteer?
The amount of time needed is different for each opportunity and would be outlined in the role description.
What skills do I need to volunteer?
The skills required for a role depend on the opportunity and the nature of the project. for some roles, there is no specific set of skills required and we only look for enthusiasm, commitment and workplace values. The role requirements will clearly be stated in the role description.
What will I get out of volunteering?
It really depends on the motivations and reasons you have chosen to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to use your existing skills to further your skills and knowledge, as well as meet new people and gain confidence. Many of our volunteers get a huge satisfaction out of making a difference in the lives of those we help with disabilities.
Will I be interviewed?
Most roles will involve an informal chat so you can find out more about what the opportunity involves.
Will I be paid to cover my expenses?
Yes. you will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses that arise from volunteering such as travel. The types of expenses you can claim will be confirmed once you start a volunteering role.
What about disclosure and barring checks?
As part of our safeguarding policies, we ask you to disclose if you have any convictions that are unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 when you sign up for a volunteering opportunity.
As part of our equal opportunities policy, we wish to ensure that we don’t discriminate against ex-offenders. However, some posts within REMAP are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as they involve working with vulnerable adults and/or children and young people and will require a DBS check.
By using the DBS to assess volunteers, which work with REMAP, we fully comply with the DBS Code of Practice. We are committed to treating all applicants equally and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against the subject of a positive disclosure.
How do I apply and what happens once I’ve applied?
You can apply to become a volunteer online. Once you’ve applied, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how you can track your application. Your local REMAP branch will then be in touch to have a chat to discuss the next steps.