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Information for potential volunteers

Due to current staff resources, we are unfortunately unable to take on any volunteers at the moment.

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting SFCS in this way. Please keep checking back for further updates, as we hope to be in a position to welcome volunteers again in future.

Offering your time or skills is one of the most generous ways of helping St. Francis’ Children’s Society.

Volunteering doesn’t mean that you have to give up hours of your time. The help we need ranges from putting posters and leaflets up in the local area, through to sharing your adoption experiences with people who are beginning their own adoption journey.

You could…

  • Put a poster up in your local doctors surgery, community centre or library
  • Write an adoption blog for us
  • Become a trustee
  • Tell your story. Sharing your experience is a powerful way of engaging and inspiring others. Everybody’s adoption experience is unique and different, and sharing your wisdom is a wonderful thing for people who are starting out on their adoption journey, or even those who are still considering adoption. Your story could feature on our website and social media channels, inspiring others to find out more about adoption.

Join our Events and Community Volunteer Team

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is growing a network of volunteers who will help organise events and raise the profile of St. Francis’ Children’s Society

Throughout the year, we organise several events, including but not limited to fetes and fairs, bucket collections and community events. Occasionally, we also have supporters who organise events on behalf of SFCS where volunteers are needed.

Skills and experience

For this role, we don’t require any specific skills or qualifications. However we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and able to work as part of a team. SFCS works within a 50 miles radius of our office in Milton Keynes, and so the locations of our events are likely to be within a 45 minute journey of our office. All volunteers will need to be able to get themselves to and from events.

Time commitment

This role can work flexibly to suit your availability and other commitments. The time commitment will vary depending on the time of year, increasing during campaign periods or when SFCS is organising specific events. However this role is designed to be flexible and although we may hold one or more events a month, we understand that you may not always be available.

Benefits to you

  • Learn new skills and develop the ones you already have!
    In volunteer work, it often happens that you start by doing something you know you are good at and eventually branch out, frequently into things you never thought you could do.
  • Gain valuable experience
    Volunteering equips you with valuable professional skills, such as time management and strategic planning. It introduces you to things that can both enhance your career and become a passion for you.
  • Become part of the SFCS community
    You will be volunteering with a growing network of people who are looking to make a difference and becoming part of our community.
  • Gain confidence and have fun
    Volunteering can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction, but it can also be great fun. You will gain new experiences, meet new people and make a difference to the adopted children and their families who rely on our services.


Volunteer Contact

St. Francis' Children's Society is first and foremost committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers working with children to share this commitment. We apply recruitment and selection procedures which seek to ensure that no employee or volunteer is appointed who may pose a risk to children or is otherwise unsuitable to work with them.