Become a kinship peer volunteer

Complete our online form to tell us you want to volunteer with Kinship. We'll get back to you for an informal chat about how becoming a kinship peer volunteer.

Kinship peer volunteer expression of interest form page

Volunteering at Kinship – expression of interest form

If you’re a kinship carer interested in supporting other kinship carers, please fill out the form below. The three kinship peer volunteer roles you can apply for include:

Once you’ve submitted your expression of interest form, one of our Kinship team will contact you to arrange a time to chat within five working days. They’ll talk you through any questions you may have.

Don’t worry you don’t need to commit to anything now, you can find out more about the roles and the support you’ll receive.

"When you hold all of this in, and then when it's out, it's such a weight of your shoulders. You don't think at the time, but afterwards, after the tears and everything, it's it comes out and it's you feel so much better. That you've been listened to, that people are there, and they understand."
Gilian, a kinship peer Support Group Leader
Gillian - on why you should become a kinship peer support group leader

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)
If you have any questions, please contact us on:
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Thank you for your interest in supporting Kinship.

Building a powerful kinship carer-led community

Setting up a peer support group - getting started

Set up a peer support group in your area

If you’re kinship carer living in England, our Peer Support Service can help you set up a peer support group in your local area. Training, support and your own volunteer coordinator.

What support can I get?
Someone like me volunteer

Become a Someone Like Me volunteer

Can you spare at least eight hours a month to chat to other kinship carers? Make a huge difference to other kinship families, share experiences and listen without judgement.

Read about the commitment
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Join a powerful Kinship Community

Our Kinship Community is growing. Keep up to date with all of our latest news, events, research, campaigns and local services to support you in your caring role.

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We have the only dedicated advice team for kinship carers in England and Wales. Get practical advice and information on a range of topics.

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Kinship advice team senior adviser Nic Kerr