Could you spare a little time to volunteer and share your skills with Dates-n-Mates to help provide social opportunities to adults with learning disabilities?

As a small team of staff, Dates-n-Mates truly appreciate the support volunteers provide the project and it’s members.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved. We typically are on the lookout for

Event Support


Admin Support 

I cannot recommend it enough. The Dates-n-Mates team and members are so supportive – It’s added a whole new dynamic to my life and given me something I can really be proud of.” – Event Volunteer, Jess

"Dates-n-Mates could not be the amazing charity that it is without a strong team of volunteers. Their energy, enthusiasm and dedication to support our staff, events and members has a huge impact on the success of our project. Each and every volunteer gives their time generously, to not only provide support but to share their skills, talents, compassion and most of all, friendship.
We couldn't do what we do without our volunteers!"
DnM Raynor
Raynor McCulloch
Dates-n-Mates Volunteer Coordinator

Our Volunteers Stories

Emilys Story

Read Emilys Story

DnM Jess

Jess's Story

Read jess's Story

Karens Story

Read Karens Story

Taras Story

Read Tarass Story

Champion Points - Member's volunteer scheme

Dates-n-Mates members are offered volunteering opportunities to help run the events and activities, while developing their own independence and skills.

Our key role is a ‘friendly face’ – welcoming and supporting new members attending events. Other roles may include; delivering speeches at events, helping lead activities or gathering and sharing feedback.

Members gain points for volunteering – the one with the most points (from each branch) at the end of the year, is crowned ‘Champion’. There are also other ways to gain champion points… for more information contact your local team or read our blog post:


A current Dates-n-Mates Champion says:

“We help each other out, it’s not all about one person. It’s getting everyone involved, some people just need a little encouragement.


Falkirk member Jamie was nominated by Dates-n-Mates Falkirk for the Falkirk District Volunteer of the Year 2023.  We are proud to say he won!!!  Congratulations Jamie!!

Carolyn – Regional Lead for Falkirk said:

“Jamie is one of the best Friendly Face Volunteers we have ever had – he’s an absolute gem, and I love working with him.We love seeing the benefits Jamie gets from his volunteering. When he first joined our organisation he really struggled to connect with others in the group. By volunteering Jamie has learned skills that help him when meeting people and starting new conversations.”

Dates-n-Mates Scotland

Dates-n-Mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship charity run by and for adults with learning disabilities.

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c/o C-Change Scotland
Melisa House (suite 2a)
Brand Place,
Glasgow G51 1DR

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Dates-n-Mates Direct 

Friendly conversations with direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities brought to you by Dates-n-Mates Directors.

Dates-n-Mates will soon be hosting our first Annual Event as an independent charity.
“Love Without Limits: Upholding Human Rights” The event will be an afternoon conference. We will talk about:

• Human Rights
• Relationships, sex, and love
• Challenges people with learning disabilities experience

On the day, there will be speakers from Dates-n-Mates and other organisations, as well as some of our members sharing their stories.
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