BuDS has more than 20 different projects and each project is run by a team of volunteers, supported by staff. As a project volunteer, you help BuDS’ work move forward and support people across Bucks and beyond. Being a project volunteer is like having an unpaid job but working with lovely friendly supportive people and for an organisation which really cares about you.
Project teams work in an organised way and every project volunteer has their own specific role within the team. This could be keeping in touch with other organisations like Bucks Council or the NHS, doing research, writing e-mails or articles, working with statistics, helping process applications or keeping databases up to date. Our ‘housekeeping’ projects do things like fundraising, accounts, HR and safeguarding and there are opportunities to get involved in this work too. Your volunteering role is arranged to suit your availability, interests, skills and experience and we provide all the induction, support and training you will need.
Here are the project volunteer roles currently open:
Fair4All Attitudes & Disability Hate Crime
Are you interested in the public’s attitude to disabled people and how people can be better informed and educated about disability? Or would you like to work with Thames Valley Police and others to combat disability hate crime? Maybe you have a background in this area? Then this new project is for you – we have opportunities for researchers, analysts, communications and liaison volunteers.
Are you interested in the social care, health, housing, and other support services provided for disabled people? Would you like to work to find out how good these services are and how they could be improved? Maybe you have worked in the NHS or council or for a housing association? Maybe you would like to be part of a team focusing on learning disability issues. This project needs researchers, analysts, communications and liaison volunteers.
Fair4All Public Spaces
Are you passionate about making places inclusive and accessible for disabled people? Would you like to influence the design of new buildings and places and get involved with making parks and green spaces more open for disabled people? Maybe you have worked in accessibility or in planning or design? This project needs researchers, analysts, communications and liaison volunteers.
Would you like public events and venues to be inclusive and accessible for disabled people? Would you like to work with event organisers to help them make their events and functions more open for disabled people? Maybe you have worked in event organising or planning? This project needs researchers, analysts, communications and liaison volunteers.
Would you like to help BuDS raise much needed funds by organising fundraising events and functions or encouraging people to donate? We are looking for community and event fundraisers to join our small fundraising team.