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Run a Kinship Support Group in your area

Volunteering for Kinship Carers is a great way to support and meet other Kinship friend and family carers in your area. It can also be very rewarding also it is a good way to make new friends, as well as learning new skills and gaining valuable work experience.

Why become a Kinship Volunteer?

As a Support Group Leader you will have the scope to shape an annual programme that focuses on the needs of kinship carers in your group.

Some of our groups are run by individuals, some by two or more active members.

In return we offer specialist, role-focused training for you to help you to manage all aspects of the role, full and on-going support to set up and run your group, a framework and resources to make it easier to operate.


Who are the support group leaders?

Our support group leaders are volunteers acting on behalf of Kinship Carers UK.

They are people with


Some time to spare and share

Have a general interest in others

An awareness of, and an interest in, developing their knowledge of kinship care and related issues


What do they do?

Our volunteers offer encouragement and support to people raising other people’s children such as kinship carers, prospective kinship carers, private arrangement carers and approved fostering kinship carers.

Through group meetings and family get-together, they provide the opportunity for kinship carers whatever the title to get to know each other in their local communities. These opportunities to meet up and share experiences are invaluable to our members.

If you would like to apply, please complete an application form and return it to

Supporting volunteers

Our volunteers are our local community representatives and their role within the organisations is highly valued.

We are committed to the training and development of our volunteers, who will receive ongoing training and support. 

Volunteer Now

If you could offer a regular commitment of 10 hours per month you could help us to run a local support group.

Please download and complete the volunteer application form if you'd like to join our team. 


If you want to find out more please call the support group coordinator on 07714 531802.

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