Supporting People with Disabilities to Volunteer

CSV runs a number of supported volunteering projects for people with disabilities and mental health problems.

Volunteering is about not only helping vulnerable or marginalised people but also empowering them to become active in the community, build skills and confidence and increase their options whilst making a difference.

Jenny Edwards, below, has Asperger syndrome and volunteers with CSV in Doncaster. With our support, she set up "Wii Involved", a project to help older people and people with disabilities to keep fit and have fun using the Nintendo Wii. This is her story, introduced by Ortis Deley from The Gadget Show.

This film is part of 'UK Youth Volunteers' a BBC Video Nation season produced by BBC Connect and Create in partnership with CSV, The Community Channel and Volunteering England.

Volunteering for People with Disabilities

With CSV’s support people with disabilities take an active role in their communities through volunteering.

Volunteering alongside people with disabilities helps them to help others and to develop their own independence - they become the givers not the receivers of care.

Capital Volunteering Legacy Fund

Capital Volunteering was a four-year year partnership between CSV, the London Development Centre and Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and community organisations across the capital.

The programme tackled issues of mental health and social inclusion through volunteering, helping over 5,000 people with severe and enduring mental health issues to become volunteers.