Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to Be Safe Stay Safe’s success. We need volunteers to join our social media team and to help deliver our innovative training programme.

Social media volunteer

Social media volunteer using her laptopOur social media campaign is up and running and we are currently looking to recruit a Social Media Volunteer to work jointly with our team.

The role involves using the latest social media tools to promote what we do and maintaining established social media sites, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and producing quality, timely content for audience members.

Do you use social media? If yes, are you interested in working with us to engage others in a safety campaign using social media channels?

Trainers volunteer

Group of people around a table receiving trainingOur training has been developed with disabled people and we are a peer-led project. The volunteer trainer role will involve co-presenting our interactive training sessions to disabled people, carers and their families.

A Full accredited qualification in training and bespoke project training will be provided to prepare volunteers to facilitate a session. If you want to develop your communication skills and have an interest in community safety and issues that affect disabled people. Please contact any member of our team.

Quotes from volunteers:

“I volunteer because I want to make a difference within my community. I get a lot of satisfaction from volunteering and enjoy the chance to involve people in community safety through my volunteering”  — Martin Corey, Volunteer trainer

“I have never been more valued as a person than my time spent volunteering for Leonard Cheshire Disability.” — Joanne Martin, Volunteer trainer

 

Training development forums have been set up in three different areas in Northern Ireland where project participants get together to evaluate our training and discuss how it can be approved. This is volunteer-led and supported by our project staff.

How to get involved

No previous experience is necessary for either volunteer roles and all out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Ongoing training and support is provided by project staff. Find out more about volunteering with Leonard Cheshire Disability.

We welcome applications from disabled and non-disabled people from all sections of the community throughout Northern Ireland. If you are interested in either of the volunteering roles within Be Safe Stay Safe, please contact us.