The people we support want the same things as everyone else – involvement, respect and the opportunity to live life as fully as possible. Our volunteers help them do that.
Some volunteers help the people we support to get involved in social or leisure activities. Others, known as Shared Lives Carers, enable adults with a learning disability – who usually live with their own family – to have a break away from home or stay longer term.
If you prefer to work behind the scenes in roles like administration, fundraising, IT support or driving, you can still make a big difference to the lives of the people we support and we would be delighted to hear from you, too. If you’ve got a skill and the commitment to volunteer, talk to us!
We also have opportunities for interns and placement students.
Who volunteers for Positive Futures?
People aged 16+, who are caring, friendly, responsible and have patience and understanding. Your age and background don’t matter, although we will need references and an Access NI check.
How much time is involved?
We know that volunteers are busy, so we work together and agree what works for everyone.
What’s in it for volunteers?
“Positive Futures was fantastic. It was my first real experience of volunteering and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed myself and it was so rewarding to give some of the kids a chance to fulfil some of the dreams they could not achieve without my support.” Jennifer
“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life. When you see a smile that lights up a room you know you are doing something worthwhile.” Andrea
If you are interested in volunteering with Positive Futures please fill in this form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss available options.
If you want to find out more about volunteering you can contact Ruth Mormecha, our Volunteer Coordinator, on 028 9260 6740.