Who can volunteer for ECHO?

Want to volunteer? we welcome enquiries from ANYONE. At ECHO we have over 90 volunteers, all ages and more importantly lots of different skills and experience.

What skills and experience would I need?

An ability to get on with people and bring out their best is far more important than formal qualifications and experience.

What preparation will I be given?

All our volunteers have a full induction and training for the role, including a visit to the activity they have chosen.

What support will I be given once I start?

You will have regular contact with ECHO’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, and the leader of the activity you support. You will also receive our volunteer newsletter, and the chance to attend our Social Learning Days.

Will it cost me anything?

No! You can claim back any expenses.

Will it effect my benefits?

Volunteering for ECHO will not affect your benefits. However, you may need to inform the benefits agency, depending on which benefits you receive.

How will ECHO decide if I am suitable for the role?

We will get to know you as you go through the process of training and induction. We will also ask you to provide two references and undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check.

It sounds great! What do I do next to apply?

Ring the ECHO office on 01568 620307 and ask to speak to Denise Kerwood, our volunteer co-ordinator.

Current Vacancies

ECHO Board of Trustees

Ever thought of becoming a Trustee? It can be a very rewarding experience and you would have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a real difference in the governance of our charity. At ECHO strong governance is an integral part of being a well-run organisation for our members.

About Face Theatre Company

This project has expanded and now runs 5 days a week offering training as well as the main company. We can offer exciting volunteering opportunities, contact us for more details.

ECHO Sports

We are always keen to hear from anyone wanting to help out at our various sports clubs held during the week. Fancy badminton on a Monday? Bit of football for fitness on Thursday? New ideas are in development as we hope to extend the range on offer and encourage more engagement. Contact Nick at the ECHO office 01568 620307 for more details.

Our News Our Views, Hereford – Thursdays

We need volunteers to help with a magazine project. They would be supporting adults who have a learning disability to produce a monthly magazine. They would be helping in a group situation with a session leader.

Lifelinks project, Hereford – Wednesdays

We are looking for the right person to join our team and be part of this fun project based at St Martins Church. Lifelinks helps participants take part in a variety of activities including; helping house bound people by doing their shopping for them and volunteering in the community. We also go out and about quite a bit to visit places, so a car driver is preferred.