As a non-profit powered entirely by volunteers, we can say with certainty that volunteers are simply amazing – we wouldn’t exist without you!
To be a volunteer with us all you need is a desire to help and enthusiasm. You can choose how much time to give and when, and we will give you all the training and support that you need.
What can I do as a volunteer?
We welcome volunteers with a range of skills – creating graphics, creating social media posts, writing for our website, blogging, fundraising, answering service user queries, signposting users to local services, translating our support materials, and much more.
We are also always happy to hear from people keen to get involved in our campaigning work, or who would like to become trustees and help shape the future of the organisation.
Who can volunteer?
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds including Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) volunteers, disabled volunteers, volunteers with physical or mental health conditions, and LGBTQIA volunteers. We also welcome students wishing to gain experience.
The minimum age for volunteers is 18, and there is no upper age limit.
Please note that if you are not a UK citizen, you are only able to volunteer if your immigration status permits it – you can find information about visa rules on the government webpage.
Whoever you are, and however you choose to volunteer, you’ll be part of a community coming together to help people affected by BPD.
I have lived experience of BPD, can I volunteer?
Absolutely! We welcome anyone with lived experience of BPD, whether its their own experience or that of having a loved one or friend who has been diagnosed with BPD. Having lived experience can give you really valuable insight into what it’s like for our service users.
When and where will I volunteer?
You can volunteer virtually from home. Whether you can offer a few hours or a few days, we’d be delighted to have you on board.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
- Make a real difference in the lives of people affected by BPD
- Share your experiences
- Volunteer with other passionate people
- Meet new people
- Be recognised for the experience and skills you bring to our organisation
- Develop your confidence and self-esteem
- Gain valuable work experience
- Learn new skills or develop existing ones
- Make a positive contribution to the community
- Reference after 3 months of volunteering
How to apply?
Just get in touch with us and let us know what you would like to do! Once we have received your email, we will get in touch with you to find out a little more about you and talk about the possible volunteering opportunities. We’ll then arrange an informal chat over the phone or via Skype.