A student volunteer with Your Voice Counts

Your Voice Counts

Your Voice Counts is a registered charity that supports people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to live. Volunteers help the charity with everything from their drop in sessions and travel buddy scheme to general admin and social media.

“Over the years, we’ve worked with a number of Newcastle University student volunteers at Your Voice Counts. They bring a wealth of knowledge in all areas and are full of new ideas, especially concerning marketing - which our workloads do not usually permit us to spend much time on. The students we have worked alongside are really interested in our clients and find the training very enlightening, with some even changing their career paths to work with our clients.

Many of our clients with learning disabilities do not usually come into contact with young people due to having older parents or being supported by carers. This means that they really value the one to one support they are given by students, and appreciate the time spent with them.”

- Irene Storey

Volunteer/ TravelBuddyCoordinator