A P D A - Asian   People's   Disability   Alliance

“ NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations ”

Volunteer for us

 

The importance of volunteering



Every person counts

Volunteering is important for numerous reasons that benefit both the community and the volunteers themselves.

Volunteering is what makes a community because it brings people together to work on a goal. It may be a fundraiser for the research to cure a disease that affects the whole world, or one to help a local family or a local charity looking for an extra pair of hands - volunteers can make all the difference.

Volunteering is not only a great way to provide valuable service to the local community but also to discover ones hidden talents which can be life changing.

Volunteering is fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions

APDA has been running volunteering projects for a number of years and has always exceeded its project targets. It was awarded the “Volunteer Management Charter” for best practises in volunteering (May 2010).

APDA has had a diverse range of volunteers, to include British, Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, Malaysian, Algerian, Sri Lankan, Afghani, Nepalese, Japanese, and Russian and Turkish.  The age range has been between 16 to 70 years. 

A number of trainings are organized to support our volunteers, these include; challenging behaviour, Customer Care Training, Manual Handling, Disability Equality, and many others..

Just because volunteer work is unpaid does not mean the skills you learn are basic. Some of our courses are very intensive and involve extensive practical training.

The only skills that you need to bring to any volunteering task are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude.

If you are interested, please contact Mr. Mahesh Amin on 020 8459 1030 at our Day Care & Development Centre at Alric Ave., London NW10 8RA