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Basingstoke & District Disability Forum (BDDF)

Why volunteer? Do you have a couple of hours to spare a month, maybe you have more free time than usual as you are commuting less or want a new challenge or a way to make new friends whilst giving back to your local community?

BDDF are actively seeking volunteers to support our services such as the buddy scheme and to help on the Scarecrow event.

BDDF would like to expand our Trustee Board. As a Trustee you can help set the strategy for the charity. We have 2 positions available one focusing on Diversity & Inclusion and the second a Treasurer/Financial position.

Why volunteer?! Volunteering offers vital help to people in need but there are many benefits for you, the volunteer. Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has several key benefits which make it well worth considering…

  • Gain confidence by giving you the opportunity to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

  • Make a difference your actions will have a real and valuable positive effect on people, communities and society in general.

  • Meet people meet people from across the community, make new friends.

  • Be part of a community be part of a cause wider than your current network.

  • Learn new skills gain practical experience, help your CV stand out and learn skills which make you more desirable for prospective employers.

  • Challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Food for thought? Want to know more about volunteering with Basingstoke & District Disability Forum (BDDF), your local disability charity, please contact sarah@bddf.org.uk or telephone 01256 423869. or by visiting our website www.bddf.org.uk. Amanda Knowles