Volunteers are essential to the work we do at IPSEA. With over 100 dedicated individuals volunteering across England, their contributions are invaluable in helping children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) receive the education they are legally entitled to.

Our volunteers work across our services, providing crucial advice and support to families in need. Their expertise and dedication make a significant impact on our mission.

You can hear firsthand from some of our incredible volunteers below. If you would like to get involved and volunteer for IPSEA, learn more about our different volunteering opportunities.

John's story: volunteering on the Advice Line

"You can get a feeling of the immediate impact you are having from the positive comments that parents make during the calls."

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Corinne's story: volunteering on the Tribunal Support Service

"Knowing that I am making a difference to families is deeply fulfilling. I have developed a wealth of legal knowledge and confidence."

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Jackie's story: my volunteering journey

"I believe that supporting a child or young person to access the education they are entitled to has a profound effect on the entire family. It helps to remove stress and anxiety, allowing families to start living a more normal life."

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