Positive Futures support people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition. Our innovative community-based services support adults in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas. Our aim is to transform the future of the people we support. We do that by enabling people to realise their hopes, dreams and ambitions. We change attitudes by proving that a person doesn’t have to be defined by a disability. And, we change society by showing that, with the right support everyone can play a valuable role in the community.
You can help us to transform lives. The people we support want the same things as everyone else – involvement, respect and the opportunity to live life as fully as possible. Volunteering opportunities include supporting an individual in a social or leisure activity, sharing and enjoying their skills and interests. If you’ve got time and commitment we can use it! Some people volunteer weekly others fortnightly. We know volunteers are busy people and we work together to agree what suits everyone.
What qualities do we look for in a volunteer?
You need to be committed, friendly, and responsible, have patience and understanding. The main requirement is the desire to make a difference. All our volunteers receive induction training, support and guidance and the opportunity for personal development. Your safety and wellbeing are also important to us and we will do all we can to ensure that you enjoy what you do and are comfortable and confident in your role.
You will: meet new people, have the opportunity to train and learn new skills, gain experience and develop your confidence, enhance your CV, discover hidden talents, share your skills and interests, make a big difference in someone’s life, be valued and have your contribution recognised.