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 we’d love to hear from you.

From spreading the word to offering emotional support there’s a role to suit you and, in return, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something positive to help others.

Ways to volunteer

Volunteer as a trustee

Could you help steer Grandparents Plus into the future?

We’re looking for trustees as well as a treasurer with the following skills who share our passion for transforming kinship care:

  • Fundraising
  • Business development
  • Communications
  • Campaigning
  • Digital

We’re committed to working with kinship carers and we’re especially keen to hear from people with personal experience of kinship care.

Find out more about the role here.  If you’d like to discuss our plans and the role of trustees with us please do contact Lucy Peake, our Chief Executive on [email protected].

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out your skills, experiences and motivations for applying for a trustee role with Grandparents Plus. Please send your application to [email protected] by 23 April 2018.

Volunteer to raise awareness

  • Are you interested in making links in your local community to raise awareness of the issues faced by kinship carers? Whether it's distributing leaflets or giving talks, you can help spread the word.  We are currently recruiting Kinship Care Champions.

A Kinship Care Champion is a Grandparents Plus volunteer who is or has been a kinship carer. You will play a key role in supporting the charity’s work and increasing local awareness of the vital role grandparents and the wider family play in children’s lives.

We also have a programme of Young Champions aimed at young people who have been raised in kinship care. Young Champions are volunteers who are ready to use their own experience to give a voice, locally and nationally, to kinship families to ensure children and young people growing up in kinship care are not forgotten. 

Volunteer to make a difference

  • Would you like to offer emotional support to kinship carers who need a listening ear from someone who understands what they are going through? We are currently recruiting Someone Like Me Volunteers.  

A Someone Like Me Volunteer is or has been a kinship carer. As someone who understands the issues and difficulties faced you are in the best position to help other kinship carers by offering one-off telephone support at a time of need.

If you are interested in any of the above roles, please complete our Expression of Interest Form. Our Volunteer Development Manager will contact you with more information about the role and details of the recruitment process and timescales.