Want to be part of the team?

Do you have some spare time and would like to be part of the change?


We have a range of volunteer opportunities to suit lots of people. Take a look below at which department you think you'd fit in to and get in touch for an informal chat!

Information and Advice

This is our busiest department and at present has the most volunteers. This team is responsible for supporting people to apply, appeal or manage welfare benefits, as well as provide information, advice and advocacy to disabled people in need. 

To volunteer in this department, you will likely have a good understanding of disability-related barriers, have some basic computer skills, be empathetic and have your own transport. You could help people to complete their benefits applications, support them to attend appointments and much more. 

Business Development 

Responsible for marketing, membership, fundraising and communications - the Development Team is central of the organisation.

It's a small but busy team, and they're always working on something new. 

To volunteer in this department, you will likely be friendly and energetic, have a good understanding of how to use social media, be enthusiastic and be willing to learn. 

You could volunteer from home or come into the office, and support us at events. 

Payroll and Finance

The payroll are busy every week running payroll for customers who have a direct payment or those who employ their own Personal Assistant. 

To help out you could come into the office and support with admin, envelope stuffing, scanning and supporting the team with general tasks. To do this role you will need to be reliable, have excellent attention to detail and be okay with working with numbers. 

Suffolk Independent Living

Based in Ipswich, Suffolk - the SIL team support people who have a Direct Payment. 

Support you could give this team is help picking up the phones during busier times, helping with admin in the office and assist them to post jobs onto their social media for people who are recruiting their own Personal Assistant. 

Join as a Trustee

Trustees govern our organisation and help to direct and steer our services. 
As a trustee, you'll need to passionate about the rights of disabled people and have personal experience of disability. 

You will need to be flexible and attend monthly meetings over Teams. 

To enquire about becoming a trustee please email Susan on:




New to Equal Lives - Shopmobility Norwich!

Shopmobility is a scheme that supports people to rent mobility scooters or other mobility aids during their visit to the city.  

There will be several opportunities to volunteer and build your skills, meet new people, and feel more confident! 

The Shopmobility Service will be open: 

Tuesday – Sat  

09:00 – 16:00  

We will need volunteers to support us: 

Tuesday – Sat  

08:30 -16:30 

On a day to day basis, the volunteers will: 

  • Open the site ready for business, and close at the end of the day 

  • Greet customers and support them to rent the equipment  

  • Keep the site clean and tidy  

  • Clean vehicles when they’re returned  

  • Handle cash and take card payments  

  • Support people to sign up as members  

  • Support people to join Equal Lives as members  

  • Answer some queries on social media  

  • Take future bookings 

Sound interesting? Contact us on shopmobility@equallives.org.uk or call 01508 491210

Sound interesting? Get in touch to find out more about how it might work for you. We can make adjustments and you can volunteer for more than one department. So get in touch today - we'd love to have you!

Get in touch

Call - 01508 491 222

Email addresses for the different departments you might need are listed below. You can also message us on Facebook Messenger by visiting https://www.facebook.com/equallives.org/

Please note that responses to emails and Facebook messages will be dealt with in our usual office opening hours

Information, advice and advocacy or general enquiries - info@equallives.org.uk

Media enquiries, events or marketing  - communications@equallives.org.uk

Membership - membership@equallives.org.uk

Payroll and Finance - timesheets@equallives.org.uk


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