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.

We have amazing volunteers and are grateful for their contributions, find out more about Viv's volunteer story

Ways to volunteer

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 for 

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.

You can find out more about the support available through Someone Like me here

Supporting Families Grants Volunteer    

Would you like to help families in a really practical way? Do you enjoy detail and have a knack for filling forms? If you answered yes, the Supporting Families Grants Volunteer role might be ideal for you, as you will support families by applying for grants that are essential in creating a happy home, your grants may be for a new fridge, redecorating a child's bedroom. For more information , please have a look at the role description.  

Read about Bev's Story  , as a volunteer your help with grants can make a real difference.

Staying In Touch Volunteer  

We have a fantastic role working directly with the families we support. We are looking for a person who is a good listener, is understanding and non judgemental. The role involves doing a phone 'check in' with families with the support of the Project Workers.  For more information, please have a look at the role description. 

How do I apply? 

If you have found a role, please download our registration form and email the completed form back to us.  

Alternatively, please complete our Volunteering Interest Form and we will contact you for a further volunteering chat.

            You can also give us a ring on 0208 709 8184