Get involved Volunteer Kinship Care Champion Volunteer Location: Home Based Time Commitment: Flexible How will I be contributing? We support kinship families who often find themselves in difficult situations, emotionally, practically and financially. Kinship Care Champions are vital in creating community links to raise awareness about kinship care within their local area. They are also a point of contact for local kinship carers, signing them up to become Grandparents Plus Network members and signposting them to our online resources and advice line. Raising awareness of kinship carers and the challenges they and their children face, both locally and nationally, is essential to help bring about change. We could not do this without the dedication, commitment and passion of our volunteers. As a Kinship Care Champion you will help us promote the work we do by reaching out to your local community (schools, nurseries, play centres) to promote Grandparents Plus to kinship carers who may not be aware of us or our services. What will I be doing? Promoting Grandparents Plus by identifying local services and organisations where you can distribute leaflets and posters Directing kinship carers to the Grandparents Plus advice line and online resources Encouraging kinship careers to become members and help us grow the network Working within the boundaries of the charity’s confidentiality and data protection policies We are looking for Good communication skills Sociable and outgoing Able to work independently Able to travel within your local area An understanding of the need for confidentiality What support will I receive? Induction, training and ongoing support Regular contact with the Volunteer Development Manager Reimbursement for reasonable out of pocket expenses (on production of a receipt) Membership to our Kinship Care network with opportunities to attend events and special kinship care events (if applicable) I would like to help Please complete our volunteer registration form and send it to [email protected] We will need two references from people who have known you for at least two years.