Sense
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.  

Sense Virtual Buddying volunteers make a real difference to supporting young people and adults who may be lonely or isolated.

Sense matches volunteers with disabled people to meet for an hour a week on Zoom or over the phone. 

Our volunteers have spent thousands of hours with their buddies — learning new skills, having fun, and forming fantastic friendships.

Sense matches each volunteer with someone who has similar interests, to make sure you have a great time. 

You and your buddy choose a time that suits you, and you can decide what activities you’d like to do together.

Time commitment

90 minutes per week, for three months
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Current covid rules and restrictions apply.

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.