Ability Bow is a voluntary organisation and volunteers are at the heart of its structure; as committee members and workers. The contribution of volunteers to the work of Ability Bow is especially valued and respected.

Volunteers increase our capacity to fulfil our mission statement and deliver on our objectives. They keep the organisation in touch with our purpose and provide a wide range of relevant skills and perspectives that improve the work we do.

You can find out more about our current volunteer roles available or keep reading below to find out what you can offer as a specific type of volunteer. 

Volunteer types

At Ability Bow, we are committed to accommodating our volunteers. We recognise there are three different types of volunteers:

Occasional volunteers

These are people who volunteer at events such as The Big Fun Run or help with projects, for example by helping with marshalling. They volunteer occasionally, perhaps a few times a year.

Regular volunteers

These are people who take on a particular task, on an ongoing basis. Regular volunteers include those undertaking administrative work such digital marketing, data entry and finance administration; or client direct-support work such as Exercise Instructors and Gym Buddies.

Committee members

These people hold positions of responsibility and have been elected by members of the organisation or selected on the basis of their skills and experience, e.g. a Trustee

All volunteers are required to complete an application form - including giving two referees' details - and, attend an informal interview. Volunteers will also be required to present a valid DBS certificate or provide documentation for Ability Bow to undertake a DBS check.

Volunteer roles available 

Click on the volunteer roles below for full job descriptions and how to apply: 

Interested in volunteering

Apply to volunteer at Ability Bow now>>

Is there something else you can help us with?

Do you have a set of skills or experience that we have not mentioned above?

Please get in touch! We're always looking to involve volunteers in a way that suits you. Email us on: volunteer@abilitybow.org. Please be aware that our Volunteer Coordinator works part-time and we aim to respond to all volunteering enquiries and applications within one week of being submitted.

What you can expect

  • First-hand experience in making a difference to those with disabilities and long term health conditions
  • Training (where required)
  • A chance to add skills and knowledge to your CV
  • Flexible working times to suit your commitments
  • Ongoing supervision and personal development/support in your role
  • Meeting new people and enjoying new experiences 
  • Working within a professional but friendly and supportive environment

What we can offer

  • We aim to provide a meaningful and positive experience for you as a volunteer
  • You will have appropriate training and ongoing support
  • You will be supported by the Volunteering Coordinator and there will be opportunities for regular feedback to track progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • We will provide you with a reference regardless of how long you have volunteered with us

We promise a safe and friendly environment without discrimination.

Why our volunteers love Ability Bow…