We support people to live life to the full and we couldn’t do this without the commitment of a dedicated team of volunteers.

We are always looking for people who have some spare time and enthusiasm to volunteer at Paul’s Place. Volunteering opportunities include:

Support with the set up and running of activities at Paul’s Place Daily

Supporting individuals to get involved in activities at Paul’s Place Daily

Befriending individual’s, talking and listening to people

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The benefits of volunteering for you:

Having a positive impact on someone else’s life

It is amazing the difference that you can make on someone else’s life by just being there. Giving some of your time to support someone else is really powerful and you may never know the different that just being there can make for another person.

Feel good factor

Helping others and giving some of your time can make you feel good and be good for your own health and wellbeing. There is no better feeling to know that you have made a positive impact on another person’s day.

Gain new skills

Volunteering can also help you gain new skills as you might be doing something that you’ve never done before. Volunteering looks good on a CV as employers are increasingly looking at volunteering as a way of viewing candidates for jobs in different ways.

Make new friends

Paul’s Place is a friendly place to be and everyone involved in the charity gets a sense very quickly that it really is a special place. So many people have formed great friendships over the years including many of our volunteers.

Meet our volunteers: Volunteer Sam and Pepper from Pets As Therapy

Pepper Wearing Yellow Bandana with the Pets as Therapy on itSam and Pepper are regular visitors at our day facility. Pepper’s calming influence and sweet nature are helping people feel relaxed and happy. Pets as Therapy Dogs are an organisation with a vision to ensure that everyone in the UK, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of a friendly pet.

We’re grateful for Sam and Pepper’s visit, as well as his ongoing friendship with all the members (people supported by Paul’s Place).

Sue Weaver, Volunteer for 11 years

“They enrich my life. I have given the members (those supported by the charity) a special gift of my time, my talents and my skills. In return, I have gained friendships and much satisfaction in helping this charity. I have shared in their laughter and their tears during our incredible journey together. From the weekly onsite small group activities, supporting individuals to achieve their goals, to helping during short breaks and holidays, every moment spent together is creating special memories for us all.”

In her 12th year of volunteering for us, we wanted to permanently recognise just how much this wonderful person has done for our small charity over the years. Not only has she been a constant happy face around the day facility, on day trips and short breaks, she has also become a dear friend to all at Paul’s Place. Her support extends into fundraising too, with a Facebook birthday fundraiser reaching over £800!

Thank you, Sue, we’re so lucky to have people like yourself dedicating themselves to our mission to help disabled adults live life to the full.

Current Vacancies

Digital Volunteer

We are currently looking for a digital volunteer to help us with our social media content. The main focus is to increase our Twitter presence and help us gain more followers.

The volunteer role will involve:

  • Setting up tweets
  • Finding new accounts to follow
  • Find and be aware of the latest disability discussions as a way to promote our work
  • Supporting our communications officer in posts and content (particularly following the awareness days as outlined in the communications strategy)

You will also be involved with helping our communications officer to build a bank of posts for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You will need to:

  • To have an understanding of the challenges faced by the disabled community and be confident in taking part in discussions around disability.
  • Experience using social media, to engage a range of audiences in order to increase our following.
  • Experience in copy editing/writing
  • Excellent written communication skills in English

If you would like to gain valuable skills and experience working within a small charity enhancing disabled people’s lives, then this is the role for you.

Location: remote or in our office, 2-3 hours per week.

Day Care Volunteer

Do you have joy, patience, commitment, understanding, a fun-loving nature and are happy to have a laugh and a joke? (as requested by the people we support).

You could be a daycare volunteer! Our day facility would not be the fun and caring space it is without the support of our volunteers. Get involved with our daily activities, create lasting friendships and help us in our mission to enhance the lives of physically disabled adults.

Volunteer Sport Buddy

We are looking for a volunteer to help support our service users in their involvement in the sport of Boccia.

The role would involve meeting our members (service users) at Boccia training in Yate on a Tuesday and Thursday to help support this activity. This would be a twice-weekly commitment during the playing seasons, with the possibility of occasional weekends for tournaments or league competitions. Expenses for travel will be reimbursed.

Ideally, we are hoping for a long-term commitment; and we are looking for someone who is friendly, empathetic, and outgoing with a keen interest in the sport.

There will be a risk assessment in place for the role which we will ask the volunteer to sign before they start. There will also be some core online training and some in-person training including safeguarding and manual handling.

Important information for our Volunteers

As a volunteer who regularly has close contact with our service users, we will enquire about your vaccination status. People with underlying health conditions and disabilities are at high risk. As Volunteers in the day facility, you will be in close contact with the people we support and are therefore considered frontline workers. The government has published guidelines for these individuals to be vaccinated in order to protect themselves and those at Paul’s Place.

For those volunteering at one-off fundraising events, the risk is lower and therefore being fully vaccinated is not necessary.

Further information about vaccinations for frontline workers and volunteers can be found here.

For any questions about volunteering at Paul’s Place, please contact our team at info@paulsplace.org.uk or call our office.

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