Volunteers

 

FSN ROVTE project is looking for volunteers to support their rural outreach project in the delivery of training sessions, events promoting FSN, and other opportunities and activities across rural Rother and Hailsham areas.  Flexible hours and full training provided with the opportunity to gain City and Guilds accredited qualifications.

Please contact Emma on 01424 423683 ext. 22 or email eturner@fsncharity.co.uk for further information.



FSN's My Time project is looking for volunteers to support the delivery of peer support sessions to children and young people across a range of settings.  Full training and support will be provided.

Please contact a member of the My Time team on 01424 855222 ext 211 or [enquiries email address] for further information.


FSN's Dragonflies project is looking for volunteers to support the delivery of peer support sessions to children and young people across a range of settings.  Full training and support will be provided.

 

Please contact a member of the Dragonflies team on 01424 423683 ext 35 or fhamilton@fsncharity.co.uk for further information.

FSN values the contribution that volunteers make. They complement and support our staff bringing with them a wide range of skills and knowledge.
FSN seeks to recruit volunteers who are enthusiastic, have a willingness to learn, and have a friendly caring and helpful approach to children, young people, families that is non-discriminating.

How do I become a Volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at FSN please contact our Human Resources tel: 01424 423683 ext. 30 who will offer information about volunteering opportunities, or complete and return our Volunteer Application Form link and Equal Opportunities Form link.

What happens next?
Once you have completed your application form (help is available to do this) a visit will be arranged.
FSN works with vulnerable children and families and all our staff and volunteers are DBS checked. You will be asked to fill in a Disclosure & Barring Services Form and to bring in documents to confirm your identity. We will also ask you to provide contact details for 2 referees. Once this is completed you will be ready to start as a volunteer.
 
Who will show me what to do?
The Manager/Leader of  the project  will take you  through ‘Induction’ which will explain FSN’s background, your role and responsibilities. They will also introduce you to the people you will be supporting.

My Time Now volunteer says
"I volunteer to give something back for the many blessings I have in my life, but actually, the young people give me so much more than I could ever hope to give them!" - Jan
 

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SuccessES


"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer