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 Support Worker

Based at: The Independent Living Hub, West Lodge, West Crescent, Darlington

Hours: We usually meet the first Thursday of the month. 10am to 12.30pm.

Volunteer Expenses will be paid (bus fares to and from volunteer place of work).

Person responsible for you: Jenny Byers

Skills required: Communication skills.

We are looking for a volunteer to support at the Drop-in; this group is for adults with a learning impairment and/or Autism. It is a relaxed session where people can gather to chat and maybe share some advice and knowledge.

• The appointed person will need two references, and the referee must have 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.

Post Title: Volunteer Support Worker

A volunteer to support Darlington’s People’s Parliament. This role is to support members to participate in sessions. It maybe to support people to understand the information or for them to have their say, Also it is to support people by making refreshments and helping clearing away after lunch.

Meetings are currently held at Darlington Building Society Officers on Morton Park.

Dates and Times: Mondays once a month:  9.30am to 3pm. Extra hours available to support members at other meetings and events.

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

Person responsible for you: Jenny Byers

Expenses: will be paid to and from your volunteer placement of work.

Skills required: Communication skills

We are a group of adults who have a learning impairment and/or Autism. We practice self-advocacy skills, which means speaking up for yourself, we learn about rights and what is going on locally and nationally for people with a learning impairment and/or Autism.

To apply for either of these vacancies 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