Ways to volunteer

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There are so many great ways to get involved, from joining our cheer squad at the London Marathon, working in our Head Office or directly supporting families.

Volunteer to support families

Family Support Volunteers support the work of our care staff, allowing us to support more families than we would otherwise be able to. Volunteers either support independently or can accompany our Family Support Workers to support families at home, in hospital, or in the community, help at support groups or provide support to siblings.

Supporting families tends to be a regular role, requiring a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly commitment.

Volunteer as a driver

Rainbow Trust families often need support getting to and from hospital appointments and our volunteer drivers are vital in helping us to provide this support to each family that needs it.

You can drive for our families either on a regular or occasional basis, depending on personal preference and the needs of the families. You’ll need to have a full driving licence for at least 2 years, be aged 21 or over, and have the use of your own vehicle.

Volunteer at our Head Office

We have a fantastic team of volunteers who support our Head Office staff in a huge range of areas, including PR, Finance, Fundraising, HR and Digital. Volunteers have the opportunity to share their skills, develop new ones and help us to support even more families.

Whether you are looking to volunteer weekly, in person, remotely or on an ad-hoc basis, many of our office roles offer flexibility to fit your volunteering in to your schedule.

Volunteer as a Community Ambassador

Our Community Ambassadors help us to raise the profile of Rainbow Trust in their local community, by attending events on our behalf, including cheque presentations, speeches at community groups, or holding stalls at community events.

If you enjoy public speaking or meeting new people, you could join us – this is a great way of supporting us in a flexible way.

Volunteer at an event

Every day as an Events Volunteer is different - you could be collecting donations at a fundraising concert, running a stall at a Halloween event, wrapping presents at Christmas or joining one of our noisy cheer squads at one of the many sporting events we attend too.

This is a great opportunity for people who work or students with a lot of things to juggle, but still want to get involved in helping out, so why not join us?

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