Volunteer for family support
Give a little time, make a BIG difference
About our family support service
Caring for a child or young person with a learning disability can sometimes be hard work. As a volunteer you can provide extra help for parents and carers when and where they need it most.
It's so rewarding to realise that you're making a small but positive difference
How you can help
Your support could allow a parent or carer to take a well earned break. Whether you look after the child or young person at home or help them access fun activities in the community, your support will make a BIG difference to a child or young person and their family.
What family support involves
Being a volunteer for the family support service is a serious but enjoyable commitment. It involves spending a few hours once a month with the child or young person, doing something they enjoy. You could help them get out and about and play in the park or take a dip in the swimming pool. Or you could look after the child or young person at home, playing games, doing arts and crafts or watching a DVD. You do not need any special qualifications, but a responsible attitude and a patient, caring nature are essential - and even a little bit of your time could make a big difference.
How we support you
As a family support volunteer we will make sure you get:
- Induction training to explain your role and then further training if you need it
- Full support from our dedicated team at one-to-one meetings and through regular phone and email contact
- Full reimbursement of any travel or out of pocket expenses
How to volunteer
To find out more about becoming a family support volunteer please contact us at email@example.com or call us on 01223 883140 or 01223 883130.
Download a leaflet about volunteering for our family support service.