Volunteers are essential to the work we do, and we currently have around 200 people volunteering for us throughout England.  

You can find out more from some of the people who have volunteered for IPSEA over the years below.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer for IPSEA, you can learn more about our different volunteering opportunities here

Dilys’ story – Advice Line Volunteer, Warwickshire

What is your role at IPSEA?

I have been volunteering with IPSEA since 2005. I work on our Advice Line providing legally based information and next step advice to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

What inspires you to volunteer for IPSEA?

My desire to support families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities, and a continuing interest in the issues that families face. Volunteering with IPSEA also provides a great opportunity for me to update my knowledge and skills, and on a personal level, I feel more able to support my daughter and her husband whose son is on the autistic spectrum.

What would you say to people thinking about volunteering for IPSEA?

Volunteering on IPSEA’s Advice Line is a significant but worthwhile commitment, and I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience. Life is difficult if you have a child with special needs; if IPSEA can make the journey for parents a little easier, we have succeeded in our aims.