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Each and every volunteer at National Star helps us deliver the services and support that make a world of difference to people with disabilities. By joining the team, you will be supporting learners and residents develop the skills and confidence they need to experience greater independence and enjoy better quality of life.

We offer volunteer opportunities across a variety of areas, including fundraising, working with learners, estates, transport and specialist health care. We appreciate any amount of time you can spare – whether it’s just one day, a week or a regular commitment. We love to work with volunteers that come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Depending on the opportunity, we may ask you to commit to a full induction programme and further training to support you in your role as a volunteer. National Star remains committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young adults and children, and we require all volunteers to share this.

If you would like to volunteer at National Star, here’s a handy guide to what you need to do next:

Step 1:

Think about any relevant skills and experiences you can offer and what you want to get out of the experience.

Step 2:

View our list of available volunteering opportunities below and read the role profile.

Step 3:

Once you’ve found a role that fits, get in touch with us by calling Jon Bowles on 01242 527631 ext 3273 or completing this Enquiry Form. If you haven’t seen a suitable role but are still interested in volunteering, we’d love to hear from you anyway so we can bear you in mind for future roles.

We will contact you to find out a bit more about you and your interests and ensure you and the role make the perfect fit.

Step 4:


We will send you an application pack and arrange a formal interview. If you are successfully offered a volunteering opportunity, we will complete full background checks and, depending on the role, a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service may be required. View the checks we carry out for all new volunteers and employees by clicking here.

Volunteer vacancies: 

Collecting Tin Volunteer

As a Collecting Tin Volunteer you’ll be helping to distribute and monitor collecting tins within your local community, such as pubs, shops and restaurants.
Role Profile (PDF 281KB – opens in new window)

Horticulture Volunteer

To help maintain our horticulture area. At present, this is used by learners working with teaching and support staff. They grow vegetables, herbs and occasionally flowering plants. The produce is sold to StarBistro at Ullenwood if the quality is high enough, and sometimes to staff. A horticulture area is an important learning environment for learners – they are outdoors in the fresh air working as a team and contributing to the process of producing something from nothing.
Role Profile: Word Doc 35KB | PDF 184KB

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