As a volunteer, the time you give really does matter. Without the support of volunteers we couldn’t do what we do. If you’d like to help make a difference to kinship carers and their families we’d love to hear from you.
During the COVID-19 outbreak all volunteer roles that are carried out face to face or based in our office have been put on hold to ensure the safety of our volunteers and our kinship carers.
During this time, kinship carers and their families will still need support. If you are a kinship carer, or have been one in the past, and you are able to provide telephone support to kinship carers please get in touch about becoming a volunteer for our Someone Like Me Service. You will receive remote training and support to prepare you.
Family grants volunteer
Why we need you
There are 200,000 kinship carers in the UK raising a relative’s or a friend’s child but many are struggling alone without the support and information they need.
Kinship carers often find themselves in difficult situations, emotionally, practically and financially but may not be aware that they can apply for grants to help with essential items for the home. We need reliable and committed volunteers willing to contact kinship carers by phone to gather the information needed to submit a grant application on their behalf. As someone who is comfortable using the internet and filling out forms, your help could make a real difference to the lives of kinship families.
Sitting within the Grandparents Plus advice team, this rewarding role will support the work of our advisers and project workers, enabling us to provide a range of support to meet the needs of kinship carers.
How to apply
Please read the full description of the role via the button above and then email email@example.com to confirm your interest. You will then be sent a volunteer registration form to complete.
If you have any questions or would like further information about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Want to know more?
If you would like more information please email email@example.com