Current Volunteering Opportunities

We have lots of exciting ways to support the Forum and our projects, from oral history projects to climate action.

Please note, unless otherwise stated, all volunteers with the Forum must identify as Disabled.

To apply to any of these roles please email Emma at


The pandemic has isolated many Disabled people, and made accessing the internet an essential skill. For some this has damaged their confidence around leaving their house. Befrienders are needed to offer support over the phone, visit people in their homes, help them access the internet and carry out support plans tailored to the individual.

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Disabled Climate Champions

We are bringing Disabled people in Bristol together to create a community climate action plan. This will help Disabled people in the city lower their dirty energy use.

To guide this work we are looking for more members for our steering group. This group guides the development of the project with ideas and feedback.

We also need people to help go out and talk to the Disabled community about the project and to help them get involved.

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Drivers for Climate Outreach

Over the summer the Bristol Disability Equality Forum is running stalls to involve Disabled people in the creation of the community climate action plan.

We will be taking our outreach sofa to key locations/streets in Bristol and inviting Disabled people to sit and have a coffee and chat with us about the climate.

We need a driver with a large car or van to help drive the set up to and from locations. The times are yet to be established but expect some weekend days and some week days.

We can offer costs towards fuel. You do not have to be Disabled for this role.

Forging Our Future

Forging Our Future is an exciting project to tell the story of the Disabled People’s movement in Bristol from the 1980s- 2010.  A group of Disabled young people have carried out a series of interviews with some of the activists who made this movement happen.  We now want to find ways to make these stories accessible to wide-ranging audiences including schools and will be working with exhibition and learning resource designers to make this happen.   Do you want to be part of this process?  We are looking for Disabled young people aged 16 – 25 to join us in bringing these stories out into the open.

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We need a marketer to work with our communications staff to work on strategies to help promote the Forum’s exciting projects. Previous experience essential.

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The charity needs fundraisers to develop and carry out a fundraising strategy to develop our charitable donations income stream.

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Data Entry

We are rebuilding our database and need a volunteer to help carry over from the old database and send out forms to ensure our information is up to date.


We need people to deliver our leaflets to people’s doors once a month. Non-Disabled people welcome.

To apply to any of these roles please email Emma at

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