Share Community
Share works with disabled people who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. We provide training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical…

This is an exciting project launched in response to the impact that prolonged periods of isolation have had on those who are vulnerable within our community. You’ll give people regular valuable contact with someone outside their immediate support bubble, helping them feel less alone.

You’ll support them to maintain positive mental health and encourage communication on meaningful topics or shared interests, helping promote positive outlooks and raised confidence.

Time commitment

Ideally we’d like our befrienders to commit to visiting one of our members a week, and spending up to two hours with them. We're asking for a commitment of at least 6 months to enable us to give our members some stability.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We are following the government guidelines around social distances for all our activities. We wear masks when inside and walking around the building and everyone will need to have their temperature taken and recorded when entering one our buildings. We also require staff and volunteers who regularly coming into one of our buildings to take weekly PRC tests.

We have a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and policy in place and specific guidelines in place for volunteer befrienders.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.