Support us

Can you spare some time to help children and families in your area?

There are a variety of voluntary roles available at Fegans to suit a variety of personal skills and experience.

You can make a real difference.

Volunteering

Volunteers have played a key role in the Fegans family for nearly 150 years.

We all have such different talents and skills. Some of us love baking delicious chocolate cakes whilst others can happily walk 5 KMs. Speaking to large audiences may not phase some whilst others may feel more comfortable chatting one on one or to small groups.

Which talents could you use to bring hope to the lives of children and families. Here are a few ideas

Become an Ambassador

Help us to raise our profile of Fegans.

As more individuals and groups hear about our life-changing work, they are keen to get involved, supporting us financially, praying for us or through volunteering. We have a number of teams working together, speaking to a wide variety of audiences, in churches, schools, women’s groups, Rotary, WI, nursery schools….. The role of Fegans Ambassador is very flexible, you may feel comfortable buddying up with another volunteer, introducing our DVD and handing out leaflets, others may be happy to address a church group or community group, speaking in more detail about our work.
Fegans provide a comprehensive training programme and ongoing support for Ambassadors. There is also a wide range of materials to help us in the task.

Fundraising and Networking

Could you organise an event in your local community?

A raffle or cake sale at your local golf club or WI? Maybe encourage your local school to wear an item of red clothing for Fegans day? You could even press gang a group of friends to participate in a sponsored event, run, walk, swim, even skydive for Fegans!

Fegans have set up a number of bursary funds supporting our counselling and work with parents. Could you help spread the word about these funds? Introduce Fegans to key stakeholders?

We would love to hear from you. If you would like to find out more please contact Jo Wild at joanne.wild@fegans.org.uk

Here are some fundraising ideas for schools and community groups.

Parent Support Volunteer

Fegans provides 1-1 and group support to parents who are struggling and need a little help to enable them to move forward and enjoy being a Mum or Dad again.  Some parents are dealing with children with additional needs, others are dealing with a range of challenges which can prevent them from being the best parent they can be.

Volunteers can work alongside Fegans’ trained and experienced parent support workers to help parents overcome barriers and issues, develop effective strategies and raise confidence in their parenting skills.  Volunteering can sometimes lead to further opportunities in training and paid work with Fegans.

To find out more about the role of a parent support worker, please read the Parent Support Job Description

We would love to hear from you. If you would like to find out more please contact Jo Wild at joanne.wild@fegans.org.uk