Volunteering at FSN

FSN values the contribution that volunteers make. They complement and support our staff bringing with them a wide range of skills and knowledge.  Volunteering at FSN you can be part of a charity really making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families.
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.
Whether you are looking to gain more work experience or are looking for a role where you can feel valued and be involved in your community, FSN has a variety of positions to choose from.  Role descriptions are in place for all volunteer roles to give an overview of what to expect. 
All volunteer role descriptions are attached to the bottom of this page.
Our volunteers says
"Volunteering has given me more of a purpose.  I am part of something rather than being isolated”
“My volunteering has helped me to get more confidence and gives me a sense of self-worth”
"I enjoy working in the friendly atmosphere of the staff and volunteers at FSN"

How do I become a Volunteer?
Take a look at our Volunteer Handbook to understand more of what we do.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at FSN please contact Theresa Gasson, our Volunteer Coordinator tel: 01424 423683 ext. 2015 who will offer information about volunteering opportunities and guide you through the process.  You can also fill in our Volunteer Application Form and Equal Opportunities form and email it to tgasson@fsncharity.co.uk.
What happens next?
Once you have completed your application form (help is available to do this) and know where you would like to start your volunteering journey, you will have an informal interview to meet us and review your skills and to learn more about the roles available.

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 and complete Safeguarding training. Once this is completed, you will be given a full induction ready to start as a volunteer.



The girls had a lovely time and were able to try a variety of activities.

- FSN Family Fun Day Attendee

We love to play outside. Also painting and playing in the play kitchen. The sessions have helped my child come out of their shell.

- PACT Parent Voice

It's made a big difference. My confidence and self-esteem have improved. I've made lots of friends - especially with other volunteers. (Taken from the 2022 volunteer survey)

- FSN Volunteer

Babies have freedom to play and explore. The sessions get us out and about.

- PACT Parent Voice

It has brought me out of my shell. It has made me feel really valued as a person and part of a team. I'm more fulfilled in life.

- FSN Volunteer