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Volunteering for young people with SEND

Volunteering means giving your time and skills to help others without being paid. It could help your child gain experience so they're able to get a job. 

Scope has information on the benefits of volunteering.

Find volunteering opportunities in Dorset for young people with SEND

Your child can find work experience or volunteering placements by contacting the organisation or workplace they'd like to volunteer with. 

Volunteering Dorset

Find information about Volunteering Dorset and how they can help you find a work placement.

Volunteering Dorset run a Community Credits Scheme where you earn a credits for every hour you volunteer. You can use these credits for things like paying towards a taxi fare or a coffee in a local cafe. Find out more in this 5 minute video from Volunteering Dorset:

Video about volunteering in Dorset and the Community Credits Scheme.
Video about volunteering in Dorset and the Community Credits Scheme.

Livability Holton Lee 

Holton Lee has opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

What support your child can get on a volunteering placement

If your child is disabled, their rights are protected under the Equalities Act 2010. This means an organisation should not discriminate against them based on their disability and should consider how they can make reasonable adjustments to accommodate them in a volunteer placement. 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has information on how organisations should treat volunteers.

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