Give a voice / make a difference

Volunteer supporters

Reading IASS works with volunteers to boost its capacity to support parents. Volunteers undertake training and play a vital role in providing support.

Who are our volunteers?

Volunteers may have personal experience of a child or young person with special educational needs or may have experience of or an interest in education. Volunteers enjoy meeting and talking to all kinds of people.

How they help

A volunteer supporter can help by:

  • Helping parents to fill in forms
  • Helping parents to express their views
  • Supporting parents in school meetings
  • Offering a listening ear

Find out more

Click here (PDF) to find out more about what’s involved. You can also view this as a powerpoint, here.

Click here to read what our volunteers say.

Get in touch

If you are interested in becoming an IASS Volunteer Supporter, please do contact us. We can discuss the role with you informally to help you consider whether you might be interested.

Call 0118 937 3421 and ask for Sarah Bamford

Or email: iass@brighterfuturesforchildren.org