Volunteers are a fundamental part of the Ormiston Families’ team. We currently have over 150 dedicated volunteers supporting our work across the East of England, helping us to achieve our vision of ‘safe, healthy, resilient families’.
The support you can provide by volunteering can have a powerful and lasting impact, for our service users, for Ormiston Families, as well as for volunteers themselves. Volunteering can also help break down barriers and bring communities together.
What makes a good volunteer?
We believe pretty much everyone has the potential to be a great volunteer and we understand that volunteers come to us for all sorts of reasons, so we will always be as flexible as we can in helping you to get involved. We recruit volunteers from all walks of life and particularly look for the following in our volunteers:
- Reliability and a positive attitude
- Respectful of others and able to get on with people
- Aged at least 16 (or 18 to volunteer with our work in prisons)
How to get involved
If you are interested in volunteering with us, we’d love to hear from you – simply fill in our online enquiry form or call our Volunteering Manager, Chloe Lambert, on 01473 705024
Current volunteer vacancies
To find out more about volunteering opportunities at Ormiston Families click on the links below:
- Breaking Barriers Volunteer Mentor, Norfolk (various locations)
- Perinatal Volunteer Befriender, Cambridgeshire and Fenland locations
- Events Volunteer - Central Office
- Children's Centres Volunteers - March, Chatteris & Whittlesey
- Group Support Volunteer - Chatteris
- Prison Visitors Centre Volunteer, HMP Hollesley Bay
- Breaking Barriers Volunteer Mentor, Cambridgeshire (various locations)
- Prison Visitors Centre Volunteer, HMP Littlehey
- Prison Visitors Centre Volunteer, HMP Chelmsford
If you are interested in any of these roles, simply fill out our online application form above and submit it electronically via the email address provided and we will be in touch with you very soon.
Why volunteer with Ormiston Families?
“I really enjoy volunteering, it feels good to help families and I have been thanked by them on numerous occasions, is it great to be able to make a little difference to their lives.”
“Volunteering at Ormiston Families has greatly helped me develop skills and experience that contributed to me getting on to my university degree.”
“Ormiston Families’ staff are very encouraging, understanding and helpful. They treat the volunteers very well and make them feel valued.”
”Volunteering has been an absolute pleasure, helping others has proved to be enriching and enlightening thanks to the excellent caring ethos Ormiston Families promote.”