Interested in becoming a volunteer?
“We have seen parents waiting in anticipation and some apprehension after relationships have totally broken down. We, the volunteers are there to help make things go smoothly and it is a real joy when after a few minutes a new relationship begins to grow between the adults and children. It is even more rewarding when at the next visit the children run happily in to meet up again, to play with all the toys and games and even interact with some of the other families.” Volunteer at Eastbourne Child Contact Centre
“The Easter weekend session was the first visit for a four-year-old, who hadn’t seen his dad for over a year. The mum hadn’t expected her son to recognise his dad. Yet, when the dad came into the playroom, the boy who was at the far end of the room looked up and then hurled himself across the room to bury himself in his dad’s arms” Coordinator at Wigan Child Contact Centre
Do you have a few hours to spare at the weekends and would like to help children in your area?
Volunteers in child contact services need to be impartial, caring, tolerant, sensitive, flexible, discreet and reliable. They must always put children’s needs first and not take sides with either parent or any other adults involved in the contact. Child contact services offer appropriate induction support and training to help you in your role. Please contact your local centre for further details about the role and how much time you would need to give etc.
How to apply
- Find your nearest centre on this website. Click on ‘Find your nearest centre’ below.
- Search using your postcode or town – this will then display your local centres.
- Contact the centre direct to see if they have any vacancies at this time.
- The co-ordinator at the centre will answer any queries you may have, explain the application process and will ask you to complete some paperwork.
- Thank you for your support – it is much appreciated.