At Equality Together, volunteers are crucial to the work we do, helping us to deliver much needed services to the local community.

Every one of our volunteers receives training. As an introduction to the organisation, this training covers: equality and diversity, welfare rights awareness, communication skills and how to operate our systems, this ensures each and every volunteer better understands the vital work we do.

In addition to this we offer a range of specific volunteer roles to ensure you’re able to choose something that best suits your skills and experience, we also offer accredited training to help boost your skillset and employability.

Volunteer roles include: receptionist, administration, 1838 coffee shop, 1838 Thrift Store, Live Well & Safe equipment centre, Holibreak+ social activities support and 121 Self Advocacy team.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please give us a call on 01274 594173.

Why Volunteer

People Volunteer for a number of reasons, from sharing their experiences to making a real difference within the local community, volunteering is a great opportunity to hone skills and employment options. If you want to make a contribution to your local community and are interested in helping people challenge difficult barriers, we want to hear from you.

We currently have the following volunteering opportunities available within our organisation:

One to One Peer Support

Are you a good listener? Do you like to learn? Have you got experience of overcoming life’s barriers?

Join our team of volunteers with lived experience.

Peer supporters can’t solve all problems, but a problem shared is a problem halved. Our team won’t judge you, won’t tell you what to do, and won’t tell you how much worse someone else is. They won’t give you pills and send you on your way.

They’ll listen, ask questions, and make sure they understand your situation. Then they’ll ask you what you’d like to do about it, and try to support you to make it happen. They have a wealth of information of services in the local area, plus a lifetime’s experience to help you get there.

Full training will be provided, and support every step of the way. For more information please give us call on 01274 594173.

Sarah Trimble
Sarah TrimblePeer Support Volunteer

Group Advocacy

Group Advocacy (Voice) – Event Assistant


To support the Group Advocacy team and Disabled People’s Groups to organise meetings, campaigns and events.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Help produce publicity for meetings/events
  • Publicise events via website/social media
  • Help to ensure meetings are accessible
  • Welcome and sign in people at events
  • Take notes at meetings


  • Commitment to Disability Rights
  • Basic IT skills
  • Keen to contribute positively to events
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Familiar with social media


All volunteers will be given training on internal software and procedures, and supported in their role by ongoing training.

All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed on presentation of receipts.

Become an Advocate
a group of disabled people together at 10 downing street
group advocacy photo for disabled people
volunteer pictures 2022

1838 Thrift Store

The 1838 Thrift Shore is a user-led charity shop which raises funds to support the charity.

If you enjoy meeting new people and are interested in retail, get in touch to talk about volunteering. We’ve got a variety of roles available from stock preparation to front of house, and full training will be provided.

Ask one of our friendly staff or volunteers in store, call us on 01274 594173 or email enquiry@equalitytogether.org.uk and we’ll help you get started.