If you’re looking to give your time and want to make a real difference to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), then volunteering with us could be for you.

While many of our opportunities focus on delivering advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND, there are a number of other ways you can also get involved – take a look at our fundraising page to see how else you could support us.

Advice Line/Tribunal Helpline Volunteer

Our Advice Line and Tribunal Helpline volunteers provide legally based information, support and advice to parents of children and young people with SEND. Our Tribunal Helpline volunteers give next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.

Our helpline appointments last up to 30 minutes, and volunteers give callers up-to-date information on the law, explaining what it allows them to do and giving clear next step advice.

Read a full role description here, or visit our how to apply page to learn more about the volunteer application process.

Tribunal Support Service Volunteer

Our Tribunal Support Service volunteers provide individual casework support for Tribunal appeals on behalf of children and young people with SEND. No specific qualifications or experience is necessary as full training and support will be given, however, a genuine concern for helping get the right education for children with SEND is essential.

Read a full role description here, or visit our how to apply page to learn more about the volunteer application process. 

 

Can we take this opportunity to remind you that IPSEA is a charity; we provide free training for our volunteers, and it is costly and intensive. We don’t wish to put anyone off applying, but please do ensure you read our Volunteer Agreement thoroughly before submitting an application in order to ensure you are fully aware of our terms and conditions.