Volunteer with us

Volunteers are an important part of our charity and support us in so many different ways, for example providing specialist skills and experience, knowledge and understanding of the local community, helping with fundraising and building awareness of Platform for Life.  We appreciate any support you can give us and have volunteer opportunities to fit the amount of time you’re able to make available.


Volunteer counsellor/therapist opportunities

Volunteer counselling/therapy roles are often taken up by students requiring a placement, however we can also offer qualified counsellors/therapists the opportunity to volunteer with Platform for Life.  You may be self or part time employed, semi-retired or retired or perhaps taking a sabbatical.


If you’re a qualified therapist looking to volunteer, you’ll need to hold a counselling/therapy qualification at Level 3/Diploma or above and have extensive work experience with clients. In return, you’ll work within a supportive structure and receive supervision as well as an opportunity to access CPD training.


Charity volunteer opportunities

We’re a very small charity that needs specialist skills and expertise to run in a professional way but also has very small pockets! We also want to provide practical support to the families we work with. We’re looking for volunteers who can offer:-

  • Professional skills in areas such as Finance, HR, IT and Fundraising.
  • Time and energy to fundraise on behalf of Platform for Life
  • Become an advocate for Platform for Life, telling others about our work and encouraging them to support us and spread the word further.
  • Great administration skills -we always need help in this area.
  • Practical support to clients by helping them fill in forms, deal with agencies and build up their confidence.


If you’ve got a bit of spare time and would like to volunteer with us and help us make a real difference, please apply using the downloadable application form. Alternatively email us at info@platformforlife.org.uk or call us on 07552 219806 for a chat and to find out more before you apply.

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