Love4Life is FitzRoy’s friendship and dating project for people with learning disabilities and autism. The project doesn’t receive government funding so relies solely on fundraised money. This also means that it depends on volunteers generously giving up their time to help run over ten events for its 100+ members every month.
We spoke to Cader, who told us what it’s like to be a volunteer at Love4Life.
I chose to volunteer for FitzRoy because working at a charity for disabled children and young people has made me realise how little support/provision there is for disabled adults, making organisations like FitzRoy all the more valuable. I wanted to volunteer so that more adults might be able to access essential services like FitzRoy Love4Life.
My favourite part of volunteering with Love4Life is simply having fun with the members, getting to know them and most of all seeing how much they enjoy the events. Being in the same room as all those smiling faces never fails to make me smile too!
What I love about volunteering is being able to make a small difference, I am hugely proud to be able to hang out with the fantastic Love4Life members and play a small role in ensuring they have all the same opportunities as anyone else.
Do you have a few hours to spare? If you are interested in helping us tackle loneliness and isolation and make friendship and love possible for people with learning disabilities and autism, find out how to get involved here.