Someone Like Me: volunteer role description

If you’re kinship carer who can give eight hours a month to listen to other kinship carers, our Someone Like Me service is looking for volunteers. Benefits include training, support and a powerful kinship community.

"In some small way I may be able to fill a gap or make an impact on the everyday wellbeing of a carer reaching out for help. I don’t know all the answers and can’t hope to resolve the daily challenges that arise in kinship life, but I hope that by being available to listen I may help someone feel less alone, gain strength and take a step closer to feeling in control of their lives."
Someone Like Me volunteer and kinship carer
Someone Like Me volunteer experience for kinship

Kinship Volunteer Expression of Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Kinship. 

Please complete this Expression of Interest form and one of our team will contact you within the next 5 days. 

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What Happens Next
Once your form has been received (please press submit below), we will: 
  • Call you to have an informal chat about your interest in being a Peer Support Volunteer and talk through the process
  • Send you an application form to complete
  • Request your references after we've received your application form
  • Talk you through what you'll need to be a Peer Support Volunteer (including DBS checks and training)
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Thank you for your interest in supporting Kinship.

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