Volunteers

 

FSN's 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 855222 ext 206 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


"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments

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 started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments