Volunteering

Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping us support spinal cord injured people. Without them we couldn’t do what we do. So if you’re looking to help us through giving your time, you’re in the right place.

Why volunteer?

With more than 3 million volunteers working in the health and social care sector alone, it’s crucial to helping people get the support they need. Volunteers help us to best deliver our services to those affected by spinal cord injury.

Feel good factor

Research commissioned by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) shows growing evidence that volunteering boosts mental health and wellbeing. In the ‘Time Well Spent’ survey (Jan 2019) the most common benefits volunteers reported were enjoyment, a sense of personal achievement and feeling that they make a difference. Three-quarters of those surveyed say it improves their mental health and two-thirds reported feeling less isolated

New skills and experiences

Volunteering is a superb way of learning new skills – and helps many people build experience for paid-work. It’s also a brilliant way of giving back, switching off, and meeting new people

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The number of volunteers in health and social care in the UK is estimated at more than 3 million people, according to research commissioned by NCVO

Volunteering with SIA

To lean more about what volunteering with us involves read our FAQs.

Current opportunities

At the current time we are only actively looking to recruit to the role above. However, we’re always open to new and different ways of helping spinal cord injured people, so if this role is not for you, but you would still like to get involved, please scroll down and complete our registration form.

Support Network Volunteer

Our support network offers advice and support to people living with a spinal cord injury. You’ll be a volunteer who’s already living with a spinal injury so that you can relate your own experiences to those who need our help. Particularly those who have recently sustained an injury – and their loved ones. You can help us reach more people and help people feel less isolated

To register your interest in this role please complete the registration form.