Holiday Support Volunteer - Supporting People with Disabilites on a Shared Holiday

We provide holidays for local people living with a disability or long term illness. We usually organise six one-week holidays a year between May and September with a maximum of five holidaymakers per week. In 2021 holidays will be based at Ellwood Cottages in peaceful hamlet of Woolland, near Blandford. Sharing a week of friendship and fun, the residential volunteer team stays alongside the holidaymakers, assisting them with their care and support needs which may include helping them with their mobility or communication or with their personal care. You will accompany holidaymakers on off-site outings and also have the opportunity to participate in activities at the holiday venue.  Each residential team comprises of up to six volunteers led by an experienced team leader. Other volunteers may take on responsibility for specific tasks that match their skills and experience, for example administering medication, driving the minibus or coordinating the catering.

Unfortunately we had to cancel our 2020 holidays due to Covid-19 but are working hard to resume our activities just as soon as it is safe to do so.


Skills and duties can include:

  • Assisting with care and support
  • Helping with mobility, communication and/or personal care
  • Accompanying holidaymakers and participating in activities
  • Medication administration
  • Driving a minibus
  • Coordinating catering


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


Ellwood Cottages
Blandford Forum
DT11 0ES

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