Volunteering can bring positive change to communities and personal benefits to you as a volunteer. At MacIntyre, we have many opportunities for volunteers around the country.
Maybe you want a regular volunteering slot at a particular location. Perhaps you have occasional free time in the evening. Or how about teaming up with some friends or colleagues and helping us spruce up someone’s garden or an allotment?
Whatever you do, you’ll be providing valuable support to people who have a learning disability or autism.
Advantages of volunteering
What are the advantages for you?
- Personal Growth: volunteering enables you to learn new skills and develop valuable experience
- Community Building: MacIntyre volunteers play a crucial role in addressing social issues, fostering inclusivity, and strengthening the part MacIntyre plays in local communities.
- Meaningful connections: volunteering connects you with like-minded people, fostering friendships and professional networks that can last a lifetime.
- Well-being: volunteering can promote happiness, reduce stress, and provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
- Career opportunities: some of our current staff started as MacIntyre volunteers. Volunteering can give you a chance to put a toe back in the water if you haven’t been working for a while, or if you’re thinking about working in social care for the first time.
We’ve had lots of amazing volunteers at MacIntyre. Here are some past and present examples of what people have done, using their own skills and interests:
- Run regular craft sessions for adults with a learning disability
- Weeded and dug over a neglected garden
- Organised music lessons for young people with Autism
- Taken people on nature walks in the local area
- Repainted a communal living room that was getting a bit shabby
- Popped over once a week to someone’s home to mow the lawn and do a bit of weeding
If you’d like to explore volunteering opportunities at MacIntyre, we’d love to hear from you. We might not always have something in your area but we’ll do our best to find a great fit.
Do note that for regular volunteering roles we will normally ask you to provide references and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check, but we will support you with that and there is no cost to you.