Volunteer with Family Hub

Give your time and change a family’s life. Volunteer with Kent Family Hub to help children and young people get the best possible start in life.

With only a few spare hours, you could:

  • help children and young people build resilience
  • volunteer around your schedule
  • get trained while doing something you love.

Complete the form to become a Family Hub volunteer now

Flexible volunteering hours

Unlike lots of volunteering with set hours, you choose the timings to fit with your schedule and preferences. Get involved in activities that match your interests and skills, whether it's a few hours a week or occasional commitments.

We want our flexible volunteering to let more people get involved. That’s why we always try to be inclusive, accommodate diverse lifestyles, and respect your time constraints and choices.

Get training and development

Choose from a range of training and development opportunities based around your personal goals, interests and skills. Skill up for future opportunities while doing something you enjoy.

Choose a volunteer role

Help give essential support to local families in one of our Family Hub volunteering roles. Choose the role you are interested in and help people in-person at a nearby family hub.

Family Coach

Help families at a crucial stage of their children’s development. As a Family Coach, you will:

  • support families with their mental health while they are pregnant or caring for a baby
  • help new parents build a positive relationship with their baby
  • support with feeding babies and children’s nutrition
  • encourage and support parents through their journey
  • guide families in using services and digital resources
  • listen to parents and carers give feedback to help us keep making Family Hub services better
  • get training to help with your personal development.

Apply to be a Family Coach or ask our recruitment partners MC Personnel questions:

Peer-to-Peer Volunteer

Change the lives of local families, children and young people aged 0 to 19 years old, or up to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). As a peer-to-peer volunteer with Family Hub, you will:

  • support resilience, reduce isolation and increase wellbeing in your community
  • share your lived experience
  • work within a family hub near you.

Youth Peer Mentors

This role is for young people to help their peers and make a difference. Anyone aged 11 to 19 years old, or up to 25 years old with SEND, can apply for the chance to:

  • gain experience to help in your personal growth
  • create supportive and resilient communities
  • encourage young people to help each other
  • create opportunities to get involved in new project
  • help other young people improve their wellbeing and mental health
  • listen to young people and share their perspectives, experiences, and views to improve the services and support they use.

What you need to apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Volunteer or Youth Peer Mentor

Use the online form to tell us:

  • the role you would like
  • your details: name, address, date of birth, phone number and email
  • days and times when you might be available
  • a little bit about why you want to volunteer, any experience you have and your skills or interests
  • details for two people outside your family who could give a character reference for you.

We are excited to hear from you!