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Volunteering if you have a learning disability

Do you have a learning disability? Are you interested in volunteering with Mencap, or know someone who might be? If so, we have lots of exciting opportunities to try something new, learn new skills and make friends.

We want a world where people with a learning disability are included in society and the decisions that affect them. Volunteering is a great way for people with a learning disability to learn new skills, make friends and improve confidence.

Many of our volunteering roles are already accessible to people with a learning disability, or they can be adapted to suit people’s individual needs.

Have a learning disability and want to volunteer with us?

There are many ways you can volunteer with us and gain new skills, meet new people and enjoy new activities.

Information for parents and carers

Do you have a family member or friend who has a learning disability who might be interested in volunteering with us?

We are proud to have a long history of providing happy and inclusive volunteering opportunities for all, and we’re committed to providing accessible roles. 

We are members of the Disability Action Alliance's Volunteer Charter, which promotes adjustments to workplaces and for roles to be inclusive for volunteers with disabilities.

Where appropriate, we will adapt volunteering roles to be suitable for people with a learning disability. We also provide easy read documents to help support people with a learning disability in their role.

We also involve people with a learning disability in our volunteer recruitment process, as well as them being expert co-trainers and co-presenters in a number of schemes.

Perhaps you've graduated from our Young Ambassador scheme, or maybe you're taking part in our Gateway Award. Or if you're just looking to volunteer or learn about volunteering opportunities for a person with a learning disability, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

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Visit our volunteering recruitment site to find out about the latest exciting opportunities in your area!

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Volunteering easy read guide

Do you have a learning disability and are you interested in volunteering with us? If so, download our easy read guide

Download resource Volunteering easy read guide

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