Volunteering for United Response can be very rewarding. It also really helps us out, and - most importantly – helps the people we support!

We have a very informal and flexible volunteering programme, based around the opportunities available, the people we support and the skills and your preferences as a volunteer. As a national charity, the opportunities will vary from area – so if you know roughly what you might be interested in, we can put you in touch with someone who needs what you want to give!

Some examples of volunteering opportunities with us include:

  • Supporting somebody (along with at least one of our support workers) for a few hours a week – perhaps to go to a club or pub or football match – it’s an opportunity for you to share your hobbies with someone with similar interests!
  • Helping one of our services organise a social event for the people supported there – perhaps a community tea party, a pantomime or a Valentine’s dance!
  • Helping to run a fundraising event for a service – for example, helping or even planning a “4Tea” party to raise money for people we support in your local area
  • Raising awareness – we need people who are willing to tell others about the work that we do and to raise awareness of issues facing people with learning disabilities or mental health needs. So this might be talking at your local school, church or other faith group, club or even work!


To enquire about current opportunities, please email info@unitedresponse.org.uk with the subject line 'volunteering enquiry' and we will get back to you as soon as possible.