Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities, is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing projects and community events throughout the year.
The charity is looking for volunteers to help promote the charity at community events including Harry Paye Day on Poole Quay, Poole Harbour Festival at Baiter Park and Grooves on the Green at Ashley Cross.
As well as needing help at local events, Diverse Abilities are also recruiting Volunteer Community Ambassadors to represent the charity in their local area. The role is a flexible one, and allows the individual to volunteer their time whenever is convenient for them. They can also use their own creativity and ideas to liaise with local businesses to encourage fundraising events or displaying charity pots, leaflets or posters. Whether that is arranging a collection at a local garden centre or holding a pub quiz. The charity is also on the lookout for people who can volunteer from home and help engage with the local community on social media.
Becky Edwards, marketing executive at Diverse Abilities, commented: “We need a bit of extra help engaging with the local community, whether that is at events throughout the summer, out in your local area or online via social media. Our new Volunteer Community Ambassador role is really flexible and allows the volunteer to give their time whenever they want. They can use their own initiative to approach local business, schools or organisations to spread the word and encourage fundraising ideas. You’ll have a great time, as well as helping to raise money to support children and adults with disabilities in the local area”
Volunteers are crucial to the work charities like Diverse Abilities carry out, and donating free time is just as valuable as giving money. The opportunities give volunteers a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, enhance CVs, gain experience, discover new interests and improve mental wellbeing.