HOW TO HELP
At Active8 we know there are many ways to make a big difference to young people with physical disabilities. Things like making friendships, learning how to cook, making decisions about their futures, trying a new sport and having a weekend break away from their parents and carers.
There are many ways that you can support Active8 - you don’t even need to leave your home! There are hundreds of ways that you can raise money or become involved with the charity. Below are some different ideas of how to support the work we do
Our work with young people relies on help from our amazing volunteers. Active8 runs a number of projects for young people and volunteers are an essential part of our team when out and about with young people. Volunteers help at residential weekends and day activities. Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care to young people, we have support workers who provide this support. Young people greatly benefit from the personal and life experiences that a volunteer can bring.
Shop online and raise money for Active8 with no cost to yourself! Sign up to "Give As You Live" and choose one of the many shopping outlets, who will then make a donation, based on your purchase to Active8, go to
Save your used ink cartridges. Don't throw them in the bin let us recycle them and raise money at the same time. Feel free to get in contact to arrange collection or send them to our office at B108 Beacon Place, Station Approach, Victoria,
St Austell, PL26 8LG
BECOME A TRUSTEE. Being a trustee is unpaid, but definitely rewarding in other ways, and a great way to help an organisation you believe in. We need people with a wide range of skills they can bring to the trustee board, who are interested in young people and can communicate well. Currently Active8 is particularly looking for people with experience of housing and of promoting small organisations.
Active8 currently has 13 trustees: they meet every 2 months. Their role is to employ and support staff, make policy and financial decisions on behalf of the charity, and ensure it continues to serve the purpose for which it was set up. Some trustees are also members of Active8 youth groups. Contact us for more information.