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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers play a crucial role in helping us support people living with spinal cord injury. 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

For a full role description click on the links below to find out more:

Become a trustee

Do you want to do something that makes a real difference? Our trustees are a vital part of our work to build a support network for every one of the over 100,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK and we are seeking four additional full board members and two associate board members (non-voting).

We are keen to hear from individuals with previous experience of serving on boards (either in an executive or non-executive capacity). As well as generalist skills we are seeking one full board member who will take on the role of the treasurer.  The candidates applying for roles of full board members (trustee) will ideally need to have lived experience of a spinal cord injury.

Applications, along with the Equity and diversity monitoring form, should be sent to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 29 July 2024. All details about the application process can be found in our recruitment pack:

TRUSTEE RECRUITMENT PACK

CRM and member engagement volunteer

Volunteer as part of our CRM and membership engagement team. This is an opportunity to gain experience in data entry and the use of MS Dynamics, our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database whilst working in an office environment.

more information

To register your interest in the CRM role or if you are interested in volunteering with us generally then please complete the registration form: