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Age UK Cheshire
Volunteer role
Oxfam GB
£0 (travel and subsistence reimbursed to training and advocacy events)
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Job description

Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you feel comfortable approaching local organisations to distribute leaflets and speak about Kinship Care and Grandparents Pus? We need volunteers to raise awareness of Grandparents Plus and our support groups in their local community to reach kinship carers who would benefit from our support and advice. You will also be raising awareness of the issues that kinship carers face, and contributing to our campaign change.  

Kinship care is when a child lives full-time with a relative or friend.  Kinship carers often face emotional, practical and financial difficulties and our support groups and Advice Service play a vital role in helping them through the challenges they face. You will approach local institutions and businesses (schools, nurseries, libraries, supermarkets) to ask to add a flyer to the notice board, or leave some flyers. If you are comfortable doing so, you can give a (short) presentation at an organisation, and there is also the opportunity to campaign for change by lobbying your local MP.

No previous experience is needed for this role; full training is provided as well as all resources. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered for attending training and leaflets and all resources will be provided.

This role can be carried out as and when you are able to do it, so it can fit around your lifestyle and availability. You'll be supported by our Volunteer Development Manager and our Communications Manager.

A full role description is available to download, alongside our FAQs and volunteer registration form.

Additional documents
Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (.docx)
Volunteer Registration Form (.docx)
Kinship Care Champion (.docx)
More about Grandparents Plus (Volunteering Account)
Grandparents Plus (Volunteering Account)

We are the only national charity dedicated to supporting kinship carers - grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren't able... Read more

Posted on: 10 September 2019
Closing date: 09 December 2019
Tags: Campaigning,Advocacy
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