Become a Volunteer

CFC-SA welcomes interest from people willing to volunteer their time and skills towards supporting this vital work. Volunteering positions may also be sought to meet areas of need and to complement existing services.

All positions require current DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.

If you are interested in volunteering with CFC-SA, please contact us.

Current Volunteer positions

 

PEER SUPPORT NETWORK PROJECT

CFC-SA has received funds through Grants SA towards a Peer Support Network project. The project is designed to support foster and kinship carers (Carers) in their caring roles through the provision of peer support.

There are many benefits in accessing peer support, including:

•        shared experiences

•        being able to talk about caring with someone who really understands

•        connecting with others in your community

•        learning more about support services that may help

•        developing different coping strategies

•        increased confidence in your role as a carer

•        not feeling so alone

•        increased capacity to care for self and others

Peer Support Volunteers will be the point of contact for Carers in their region who are looking for support. The Peer Support Volunteer may offer a ‘listening ear’ and help Carers to debrief, gather information, join in with other Carers or community events, and explore various aspects of caring for vulnerable children and young people.

Up to 10 volunteers will be trained for this project in October 2017 and will be supported by CFC-SA.  They will all have experience in being foster and/or kinship carers themselves and so will understand some of the challenges that Carers can face from time to time.

Currently we are recruiting suitable people to fulfil these volunteer roles. If you are interested in more details, please refer to the Role Description (click here) or ring 1800 732 272 to be put in contact with our Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Horton.

 

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)