At The Disabilities Trust we rely on the support and generosity of our many fantastic volunteers.

We want to thank all our remarkable, hardworking volunteers who, through giving up their time help to support people with disabilities to live their lives their way. Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of our services. From tending to gardens, supporting activities or cheering at events, we cannot thank you enough for all you do.

Why volunteer?

  • Build your confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Acquire new skills
  • Improve your CV
  • Support service users with complex disabilities
  • Support services and staff
  • Improve your well being - over three quarters of volunteers say that their volunteering improves their mental health and wellbeing (NCVO, Time Well Spent)

Current opportunities

Want to get involved? Here's how:

  • Download, and complete the relevant volunteers form,

- For short-term, one-off events, including corporate and fundraising volunteers, please complete the following application form, to let us know when you are available, what your interests are, and what experience you might have.

- For long-term, ongoing volunteers, please complete the following application form, to let us know when you are available, what your interests are, and what experience you might have, references. All successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

  • Our friendly team will be in touch to see if there is a service that matches your location and availability
  • If there is, then the team will organise an informal chat at the service so you can take a look around, ask any questions and see if it's right for you
  • If successful, then a DBS check will take place and a start date and time will be agreed.

It's that simple!

For any questions, or to return your application form, contact either the team below, dependant on the relevant application form:

Email: for the corporate and fundraising volunteers.

Email: for long-term, on-going volunteers.

Tel: 01444 237254

Or write to us at: Fundraising, The Disabilities Trust, FREE POST SEA 4789, 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9NP

What our volunteers say

‘I work with lots of inspiring clients who have sadly suffered a brain injury in my work as a solicitor outside of the charity. I have seen first-hand how rehabilitation has the ability to make a huge impact on someone’s life. It can help to stimulate the brain to learn new ways of working and can help to improve the long term effects of a brain injury such as cognitive, behavioural and physical changes which some people can sadly experience. This makes TEM’s work incredibly important - they have the ability to make an positive impact to the lives of so many of its service users and it is a real privilege to be able to work with them. I am looking forward to helping them carry on their fantastic work.’

Deepti, volunteer at Thomas Edward Mitton House

Deepti, volunteer at Thomas Edward Mitton House

Corporate volunteers at Graham Anderson House

'Personally, it was great to meet the guys whose rooms we were decorating and to see how happy they were. It’s not often you get such immediate feedback for your contribution. We’ve all been discussing how good it would be to return regularly to The Maples to do more.' - Graham, corporate volunteer

'I feel like we really made a difference to the garden and it looks so much bigger and lighter now. I’d like to see what it’ll look like in the summer once the plants have had a chance to settle.' - Corporate volunteer

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