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Volunteering

BuDS is a mainly volunteer charity and we rely on volunteers to do much of our work. In this current situation Covid-19 (coronavirus), we need more volunteers than ever. If you can offer us some of your time and skills, please e-mail [email protected]

At the moment, BuDS is recruiting:

Professional and Specialist Roles

SAGE Accounting System Specialist, To support and train the charity’s volunteer finance team to use SAGE accounting software
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Office 365 Admin Specialist, to support BuDS Trustees to better configure existing 60-user Office 365 system and train staff and volunteers. 
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Linked-In Specialist, to help charity better understand and use Linked-in to gather support and communicate key messages, including training volunteers.
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Public Relations and Communications Specialists,  to support and train the charity’s volunteers to write and publish news and stories of interest to disabled people which supports the charity’s mission and projects.
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Social Media Specialist, to support and train the charity’s volunteers to use social media in a way which supports the charity’s mission and projects.
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Statistical AnalystsTo support the charity’s volunteers to critically examine Govt, NHS and local authority statistics concerning Covid-19 and identify key issues and areas for action.
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Researchers & Policy Analysts, to critically examine Govt, NHS, local authority and others response to Covid-19 and identify key messages, weaknesses and areas for action. 
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Public Policy Specialists, to support the charity’s volunteers in lobbying and campaigning for national and Bucks policy and practice changes which will benefit disabled people during the  Covid-19 crisis
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BuDDies

BuDDies are BuDS volunteers who support disabled people in Bucks with regular friendly chats by phone, video or messaging. All you need is some time, a laptop or tablet, and a friendly open personality. Full training and support is given by BuDS staff. You will need an enhanced DBS check but we will arrange this for you if necessary.

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How Does It Work?

We will get in touch and invite you to a telephone or video chat with us to talk about the role and how you can help. These chats are taking place throughout the week.

BuDS uses Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. We give you a free e-mail address which means you can use all the MS Office programs online (Word, Excel, Planner, etc). You also get free access to MS Teams, which we use to message and video-chat with each other. We work together in teams and you’d be added to a team to work with other people. Everyone has a line manager to guide the work and offer support, and we can offer training in all the software.

Being a BuDS volunteer does not affect any benefits you receive because we are registered with DWP. We welcome disabled people with any  disability or condition.

BuDS volunteers on video conference

BuDS volunteers on video conference

How to Apply

Please e-mail [email protected], saying which role you are interested in and telling us a little about yourself. Please include a contact number.

General Volunteering Info

To read more about volunteering at BuDS under “normal circumstances; Click here