Shropshire Disability Network is run in its entirety by Volunteers and without people giving of their time, our charity would not exist.
We appreciate all who volunteer for us, whether it is one hour a week or occasional help at Awareness Days and Bucket Collections etc, writing an article for our website and/or newsletter or serving on our Management Committee or working behind the scenes enabling SDN to be the place for disability information in Shropshire as well as helping give disabled people and carers in Shropshire a voice.
SDN will not be able to sustain its work or continue to grow without members/people coming forward to take up volunteer roles.
We have several opportunities available, here are a few.
A-Z Listing of Useful Organisations: Our listing of over 700 local and national organisations is an important resource, used by many people, professionals and organisations. People visit as they are seeking much needed information for those in the region living with disabilities as well as their families and carers.
We are looking for a volunteer, who will keep this directory up to date ie check information is current, website links work and logos are correct etc . The volunteer will need to be able to work methodically. Training will be given. For the right applicant this could be a very rewarding opportunity. If you think this is something you could do, you will be helping SDN and the wider Community.
Events: We offer the opportunity to have events listed on our website. This is one of our most popular website pages https://shropshiredisability.net/events/ It is always helpful when people use our easy fill form, at this link https://shropshiredisability.net/submit-an-event/ as we can then verify and authorise publication. Using the form is the quickest way to get your event publicised and by using it, you help save our Webmaster, Chair and Secretary time as you know your event better than us. While we would prefer people to use the form at the link above, we are looking for one or two people who would be willing to complete and submit forms to us. Training will be available.
Website: We do not need programmers! We would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in overseeing our website, with a view to taking on the role of webmaster. We would also like one or two people who we can train to upload information onto our website. A little creativity and an eye for what makes a good picture now and again otherwise this is perfect for somebody who likes to spend a little time on line.
Why Volunteer? Volunteering for SDN can help you in many ways by building confidence that has often been lost through having the added difficulties in life of having a disability. Some Volunteers tell us, they find it enjoyable and fulfilling but also have become part of a new family. Some people start to volunteer as a way to get back into employment. If you would like to volunteer for a good local charity, we would like to hear from you.
If you would be interested in volunteering for any of the above, please email [email protected] or complete this form https://shropshiredisability.net/contact/ or for an informal chat please call SDN on 07780 852229 (answerphone available)
Note: SDN will request References. We do offer necessary out of pocket expenses.