We’re looking for a few GREAT VOLUNTEERS. Would you like to join us?
We are always looking for volunteer babysitters. A background in nursing or work with disabled children is helpful, but not necessary. We’ll arrange any relevant training needed. You set the terms – once a week, once a month, or more frequently. But there is other assistance we need, please read on and if any of the roles are of interest, our Contact page has full details on how to make contact. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sitters: we need:
Nurses / those able to do medical tasks such as gastrostomy feeds
People with common sense and the ability to be trained for different disabilities such as those with seizures, learning difficulties or severe autism
People able to act as a second sitter, generally where there are lots of siblings or a second pair of hands are needed for moving and handling the older children.
Help with events – planning before the day and on-the-day
Helping with fundraising letters and seeking leads for trusts and foundations
Helping with our IT
Helping with events:
Baking in advance
Assisting with basic catering on the day
Washing up on the day or afterwards (glasses)
Washing and ironing t-shirts and bunting
Running a bar for some events
Marketing and fundraising:
Updating our website
Regularly updating our twitter feed and starting an Instagram account for us
Doing a fundraising event for us
Donations of supplies eg yellow balloons; office supplies; fundraising equipment; anything that helps keep our costs down!
Provide skills or talents we haven’t got. For example:
To put on a special event for our children and families
Provide a venue for us
To help us raise money through your special skills
Become a Trustee, from time-to-time, we need another Trustee