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Why volunteer for DEBRA

Why volunteer for DEBRA

We want to make sure that you get as much out of your volunteer experience as we do.

Becoming a DEBRA volunteer is great for:

  • Boosting your confidence and self-esteem 
  • Developing or showcasing your skills. Charity, retail, fundraising, event management...the list goes on!
  • Gaining meaningful experience to enhance your CV and career prospects
  • Making new friends and forging strong links with your local community
  • Enhancing your well-being. Studies show that those who volunteer tend to live longer, stay healthier and feel happier than those who do not

We're confident that you'll reap the rewards of volunteering with DEBRA. But don't take our word for it; find out what some of our volunteers have to say!

Brian: 'Volunteering has really boosted my confidence'

DEBRA volunteer award winner Brian has been volunteering in our Send shop for more than 14 years. Brian has a visual impairment so his guide dog, Justin, keeps an eye on him while he volunteers...

Helen: 'The staff and volunteers make it such a positive experience'

As a person living with EB, Helen tells us why she enjoys volunteering with DEBRA so much... 

Boo: 'Volunteering makes a difference'

Find out why she chose to volunteer.

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Could pay for a Community Support Manager to visit a DEBRA member at home and conduct a full benefits review to assess the financial support that may be available.

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Gemma's story

Gemma's story

"DEBRA has made a great deal of difference to my life – without them I would’ve felt on my own." Gemma