Darlington Association on Disability Logo showing the letters D.A.D. breaking through a wallDarlington Association
on Disability
Centre for Independent Living


Volunteer Vacancies

About volunteering……

DAD’s mission
Darlington Association on Disability (DAD) is an organisation led by disabled people, which exists to promote independence and choice. DAD supports disabled people and carers through the provision of services, support and information and going for a by tackling issues affecting disabled people both locally and nationally

Why does DAD involve volunteers?
Volunteers from all backgrounds add value to our work with disabled people. They make a huge contribution through their diverse experience and skills. In addition by actively recruiting and involving disabled people as volunteers we make sure that DAD remains user-led.

Your role
Before you start volunteering we will agree with you what your role will be. This will be written down and given to you. It will-

• explain who will supervise you
• where you will be working
• what you will normally be doing
• What support is available to you to carry out your role?
• Before volunteering with D.A.D you will need to undergo some pre-appointment checks i.e. application form, references and a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (formally known as Criminal Records Bureau). To complete the DBS check you will need to produce identification, please call us so that we can tell you what you need.

To apply for a vacancy please email our Volunteer Support Worker Margaret Langan, or phone on 01325 360524.


Post Title: Volunteer Receptionist

Dates and Times: Monday 10am to 1.30pm and Wednesday 11.30am to 4pm.

Based at: Unit 1P Enterprise House, Valley Street, Darlington, DL1 1GY

Person responsible for you: Margaret Langan

Main responsibilities are:

• Answering the telephones calls and putting calls through to different extensions.
• Taking telephones messages, if the member of staff is not available.
• Greeting the general public, when they visit the office.
• If a visitor attends for a meeting with one of our staff, then make sure the person sighs in and out on the evacuation sheet.

Skills required:

• Communication Skills.
• Professionalism.
• Good Time Keeping.
• Interpersonal Skills

The appointed person will need two references and the referee must of known the individual more than a year.

Also a DBS check, we must have both references and the DBS before the individual can start to volunteer.

To apply for this vacancy please email our Volunteer Support Worker Margaret Langan, or phone on 01325 360524.

Dash Playscheme

Dash Playscheme

We require volunteers to come onto our playscheme and support the children with all kinds of activities, Sport, Art and Craft, Cooking, Shopping and trips to the beach.
Experience is not essential as training with be given.

Time; 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Training: Will be confirmed.

Skills: Good communication skills, enjoy different activities and have a big smile