Volunteers are at the heart of our work and make up over 90% of our workforce. They represent a variety of ages, skills and life experiences, but all share a common commitment to helping local children and families at a time when they need it most.

Volunteer with us. Your support and friendship can make a real difference.

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What can I do?

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Volunteer Play Worker >

Help support our twice-weekly mums and young children group: welcoming mums, playing with the children and preparing refreshments. Learn more about the Volunteer Play Worker role

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Volunteer Befriender >

Offer your support to a child aged 5 to 13 years and their family. Volunteer befrienders spend two hours a week working with an individual child in the familiarity of their own environment to build confidence and together tackle challenges they are facing

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Trustee >

Get involved with how the charity is run, fundraising and much more. We welcome interest from potential trustees

  • "I wanted to develop skills outside my career; do something fulfilling in my spare time and get more involved with the community. The training helps you focus on how you can approach the problems that families face."

    Barbara, Volunteer
  • "The atmosphere changes in the house when our befriender arrives. We all love her visits; they make us feel calmer and happier."

    Hazel, 5s to 13s Mum
  • "Friends of the Family provided me with a routine that enabled me to leave the house and interact with people. They encouraged me to talk about my problems and I realised that I wasn’t on my own."

    Jackie, Mums and young children

What else can I do?

Why not become a member, try your hand at fundraising or make a donation?

Or perhaps you’re a social media guru? Or a PR pro? We’re always looking for ways to promote our work, so if you can you help get us noticed then contactus@fotfwinchester.org

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Volunteers needed, Hampshire

How do I get involved?

Simple, just let us know you’re keen to get involved and we can take it from there. contactus@fotfwinchester.org or complete an enquiry form.