There are three part-time employees at the Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale, and our work benefits greatly from the valuable work that volunteers do for us. The work doesn’t have to be very time-consuming, and can fit around other work or caring commitments. Here are some of the different ways that volunteers can help us:
- Trustee – probably the most important of the voluntary roles as it is compulsory for us, as a charity, to have a board of Trustees. You can read more about the role in our February 2022 Newsletter here.
- Newsletter contributor – we produce a newsletter every half term. Do you have a good idea for an article, for something that would interest other parent carers? You can be involved regularly, or just once. If you prefer not to write, we can do this if you suggest the topic.
- Outreach helper – we like to go out and meet parents, but there’s just not enough time to go to all the places we want to. An outreach helper would go to a venue such as a Child Development Centre or school’s coffee morning, and let people know about the PFBA’s work.
- Social media champion – help us to get the word out on Facebook and Twitter by sharing our posts far and wide, and sharing interesting posts in our group.
- Event helper – we are hoping to hold more in-person events now things are getting back to normal again, and some assistance with tasks such as assisting speakers and making tea.
- Event representative – attend an event which would be of interest to parent carers on our behalf, and share what you have found out. For example, open days of other charities/support groups.
We offer support, and training where appropriate. We pay appropriate expenses if you need to travel somewhere, or have lunch while you are attending an event on our behalf. If you’d like to know more, with no obligation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org