Guidance for referrers
CCVS recognise the value of the Supported Volunteering Project, without it many people would be unlikely get into volunteering. Volunteering helps individuals engage with their community and improve their skills and employability. Supported volunteers also provide organisations with lived experience and enhanced diversity improving their service delivery.
The Supported Volunteering Project was established in 2012 after it became clear that a large number of people with additional needs required more in depth support, not only in finding volunteering opportunities, but especially in enabling them to overcome the formal and informal barriers to being part of the community.
Our client group is extremely varied and includes the most vulnerable and isolated people in our society:
- People with learning disabilities.
- People with physical disabilities and long term health issues
- People experiencing mental health challenges
- People in the Autistic spectrum
- People whose English is not first language
- People with history of addiction
- People at risk of homelessness or homeless
- Long term unemployed, staying at home parents
- People with criminal records
- People who suffer isolation due to multiple reasons.
To find out more about the CCVS Supported Volunteering Project can help your clients please contact CCVS on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 464696
If you would like to refer someone to this project you must complete and return a referral form