Support4SEND is a free and confidential service offering information, advice and support on issues relating to a child or young person’s special educational needs or disability. Our service works with parents, children and young people up to the age of 25. We work across Hampshire from an office base in Winchester.
Volunteering with Support4SEND
As a volunteer you could help support a young person in a meeting with educational staff. Or you might visit a parent at home to help them write their views about their child’s special educational needs. If you are willing to learn and have an interest in special educational needs or disability this might be the cause for you.
Currently there are 15 volunteers, one of whom is Craig Morris. Craig has been volunteering for about 15 years. When asked what he enjoys most about the role he replied, “Variety. Every call to help is different. Plus knowing that you are making a difference.”
Our volunteers make an important contribution to our service and this year we have developed some new roles to support us. These include a Volunteer Co-ordinator who would be the first point of contact for potential volunteers and a Champion to help raise awareness of our work to professionals, parents and young people. There are 6 roles in total. Elaine Fish, Assistant Information Advice and Support Officer, would welcome enquiries: “All these opportunities provide full training and our volunteers value the flexibility in terms of commitment.”
How to get involved
You can also view their opportunities here on Volunteer Wessex – see below!