Many people with lived experience choose to ‘give back’ and volunteering is a rewarding way of helping others whilst also gaining confidence, skills and experience
I came to the realisation that at EDP everyone is supporting other people and themselves in some way. It’s part of the culture. By helping other people I’m helping myself. We’re all in this together”
Giving back if often an important part of people’s recovery. Having lived experience is a great asset. We have a really well regarded 3 day training programme that runs throughout the year to get you started in volunteering. Find out what volunteering can do for confidence, self esteem and employability from a few of our volunteer stories
Here at EDP, we do things together and we are so grateful to our volunteers for the invaluable role that they play. There are lots of different volunteer roles to choose from, depending both the needs of our service and the experience and skills that you can bring. We offer an inclusive and friendly environment and lived experience is welcomed.
You can choose to volunteer in our community services, with our Devon-based service, Together or our Dorset-based service, Reach.
With each of our volunteers we aim to match your areas of interest with the areas of need within our service. This is to ensure that you are getting the most out of your volunteering experience and your time is spent benefitting the people who access our services. If you are unsure of what you would like to do within EDP you will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the different aspects of the service and chance to shadow your areas of interest. You are welcome to take on as much or as little reasonability as you like, whether you are volunteering give back, part of career development or just to do something a little different, we have something for everyone. Take a look at our volunteer vacancies below.
Please get in touch with our Volunteering Team