Volunteering with Sense

Make a difference

Over two-thirds of disabled people are chronically lonely.

Find out how you could volunteer to make a huge difference in their lives, while developing and learning new skills.

Whether you’ve got an hour or a week to spare, we’ve got volunteering opportunities for you to make a real difference.

Sense helps people who are deafblind or disabled to experience life to its fullest. A huge part of our work is powered by volunteers.

We have lots of volunteer opportunities like:

Why volunteer with Sense?

Our volunteers:

  • Learn skills.
  • Gain experience for their studies or careers.
  • Make connections, memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

And all of our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of people who are deafblind or disabled.

Want to get involved?

Volunteer opportunities at Sense

Sense Holidays

Over half of disabled people say that going on holiday is near-impossible.

We think that’s wrong.

That’s why we run holidays that are specially designed for the needs and interests of disabled people. Volunteers to help make these breaks the best possible.

Our volunteers always have an incredible time. They learn new skills, have fun and make the most of their summer.

I felt enjoyment, satisfaction and pride. My Sense journey and experiences have seen me grow as a person and I have met some genuinely inspiring and beautiful people.

Alick, a Sense Holiday volunteer

Virtual Buddying

Nearly two thirds of disabled people are chronically lonely. Virtual buddying tackles that by matching volunteers and disabled people for an hour a week on the phone or over Zoom.

It’s flexible, fun and you’ll have the chance to learn new skills. And you’ll make a huge difference in the life of a disabled person.

“I feel like I make a big difference by volunteering with Sense – it’s very rewarding.

Karen, who volunteers as a virtual buddy
A woman in a Sense t-shirt walks through a charity shop with tops hanging on rails.

Volunteer in our shops

Do you want to support people with complex disabilities and get involved in your community? Your local Sense shop might have the perfect role for you!

Volunteering in a Sense charity shop is a fantastic way to meet new people and learn new skills. You don’t need any experience, you just need to be aged 16 or over. Our flexible roles allow you to give however much time you can. 

I immediately felt welcomed and like a part of the team. It was a great place to volunteer.

Sense shop volunteer

Cheer at a fundraising event

A group of people at the London Marathon

Join one of our cheer points across the country in 2023. Our runners, walkers and cyclists raising money for Sense need your support.

You will be given everything you need, including wigs, tutus, whistles and more – all you need is yourself!

2 men weed a garden

Can’t find the right volunteering role?

If the right opportunity for you isn’t available just now, sign up for email alerts to keep up to date with new opportunities!

Want to learn more about volunteering with Sense? Contact our team at [email protected] or call 0121 312 3120.