You don't have to donate money to make a vital, life-changing difference to the lives of thousands of disabled children and their families across the UK - you can volunteer for Contact a Family.
Your time is valuable to us as well and we have a range of volunteering opportunities to suit.
Online community Befriender
We're looking for volunteers to help develop our online community and to be there for families who may have no one else to turn to.
Find out more about being an online community Befriender.
Volunteer parent representatives
Our volunteer parent representatives are parent carers of
disabled children representing Contact a Family in their local areas.
They gather information on local sources of support for families;
provide local information to parents and professionals and
publicise the kind of help that Contact a Family can
Reps will also raise the concerns that families face both locally and nationally to their local parent forum. To help you, we provide induction training, dedicated support and any travel or out of pocket expenses. We encourage you to meet with teams in your locality to share ideas and attend training. There is also the chance to have a weekend with other volunteer reps once a year.
We're looking for keen and reliable volunteers to help support our work with families of disabled children. In return, you will be able to develop your skills for the workplace, meet new people and work as part of a team. Find your nearest office to find out more about volunteer opportunities in your area.
Fundraising and events volunteers
We are always looking for support to help us organise fundraising events or help steward or support our fundraisers at various events throughout the UK. Contact your local office to find out what events are coming up in your area.
If you are the parent of a disabled child you could help us raise awareness of the challenges facing you and other families by becoming one of our media volunteers.
We're always looking for volunteers to talk to the media, to help us explain what life is like for families with disabled children and the issues they face in their day-to-day lives. This helps us push for change, and to campaign to improve services for families and children. We need people from all backgrounds with a variety of stories to tell - and we don't need you to be a polished media performer - we'll talk you through any likely interview questions, and can help you think about your answers, so you'll always be properly prepared. Please rest assured that we will always check with you before passing your details onto a journalist, and we'll never push you into an interview if the time isn't right - there will always be other opportunities.
You may also be interested in telling your story via our website, through text, video or podcast, so that you can share your experiences with other parents. If you would like to know more, or to join our panel of media-friendly parents please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 020 7608 8741.
Visit our campaign pages to read about our current campaigns and to see how you can get involved, whether it be attending an event, telling us your experiences or writing a letter to your MP.