Kinship Care NI benefits considerably from the skills and commitment of volunteers in the work that we do.
Indeed the organisation itself was established from the spirit of volunteerism and the need to help and support kinship carers and the children they care for in communities across Northern Ireland.
Within our ‘Caring for Kin’ Projects we have numerous roles that volunteers could fulfil, depending on your skills and interests. Generally, we require volunteers to help us fundraise, help organise events and activities and promote the work of the organisation through the distribution of leaflets and flyers.
We are especially looking for volunteers to help us develop a ‘Befriending Service’ which would involve visiting kinship carers in their own homes and offering friendship, support and practical help.
Volunteering opportunities may also include:-
- acting as a meet and greet person, welcoming new kinship carers and their children to our projects and services.
- preparing tea and coffee and helping out with administrative tasks and fundraising events.
- helping children and their caregivers get involved in events and activities.
- visiting kinship carers in their own homes and offering friendship, support and practical help.
- setting up and assisting in the running of support groups.
- helping to distribute information.
We also are looking for volunteers to run coffee mornings and deliver training and family recreation to kinship families who are isolated and living in the community.
All volunteers receive support and supervision from one of our team members, a range of opportunities for training, as well as, any out of pocket expenses.
For more information on how you can become a Kinship Care Volunteer, contact us on 028 71373731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org