The amount of time that is spent on work for the Access Panel is entirely up to the individual, as each member of the Panel is a volunteer. Any time that you contribute to your Access Panel is greatly appreciated. The Access Panel will always use the skills and experience that its volunteers are already in possession of. However, training and funding is available through the Scottish Disability Equality Forum to provide volunteers with the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Your time with your Access Panel should be enjoyable, so it helps to have a genuine interest in such topics as disability, equality and accessibility. The most important thing to remember is not to feel overloaded with work. An Access Panel works as a team, growing and developing along with its members, with the common aim of promoting equality for all disabled people in the community.