“Keep an open mind & don’t limit yourself. You never know the possibilities & opportunities that might come from volunteering.”
|Madeline Sobb - Outreach Volunteer & YDAN Coordinator|
With funding support from the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD), YDAS worked with young volunteers with disabilities and some volunteering organizations, to showcase the volunteering stories below. They highlight the experiences and important contribution of young volunteers with disabilities and the ways in which host organisations are able to support them.
We also created some tipsheets and videos for young people with disabilities about volunteering, including why you would, what you can get out of it and how to find a keep a successful volunteering placement, including practical stuff like discussing supports you need. Also check out the experiences of other young people volunteering.
Here are the videos:
Tips and messages
How to support volunteers with a disability
Best things about volunteering
Tipsheets for volunteering organisations, who want to become more inclusive of volunteers with disabilities,
There is practical advice on engaging volunteers with disabilities, inclusive practice, discussing support needs and more.
Our resources are also featured on Victoria's Volunteering Portal the online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations. (www.volunteer.vic.gov.au)