• Of Course We Can

    Extraordinary local volunteering opportunities for young people and adults

    Of Course We Can is a collection of high quality residential and non-residential activities for disabled and non-disabled children and young people, provided by different organisations across the county and commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council.   

    The programme aims to improve inclusion and to break down social barriers between disabled and non-disabled peers in Gloucestershire. All the specialist and mainstream providers have been working with lead organisation Active Impact to involve more non-disabled young people to join them on this innovative and exciting journey towards a more inclusive society. 
    The benefits for volunteers participating in the programme include:
    •    simple great fun and pleasure from taking part in high quality exciting activities
    •    an increase in awareness of the issues facing disabled children and young people 
    •    more confidence around disabled children and young people, both socially and practically 
    •    pride in becoming an ambassador and friend to disabled people in everyday life
    •    more confidence in talking about the issues and using appropriate language around disability
    •    opportunities to develop skills and understanding through training and volunteering
    •    an excellent contribution to CV and personal statements, towards related or non-related career paths


    For more information about the programme and how to get involved please contact:

    Caroline Eardley – Of Course We Can Programme Manager


    01453 298337

    • There was a great team spirit. I felt I was taking part in something really good – for me and everyone else there.

    • I found it hard the first day – it was crazy sometimes , really challenging – but I coped, and knew I could do anything after that! I learnt a lot about myself.

    • How other people’s lives are outside my immediate world – I understand more about them, I feel after that experience my views on people’s lives in the world are expanded. My horizons are broader.

    • It’s probably the most important thing I’ve ever done, I can’t think of anything that has made me feel so fulfilled.

  • We are also keen to involve volunteers in fundraising of all different types of our activities so if you are feeling in a fund-raising mood, please get in touch - phone Jane on 01453 298337 or email: info@activeimpact.org.uk