Work/Volunteer for us
As a registered charity, Rotherham Parent Carers Forum has a team of dedicated staff but we also rely on our amazing volunteers in order to allow us to continue our work.
Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:
- Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly
- Make a difference to the lives of others
- Help others less fortunate or without a voice
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Developing existing skills and knowledge
- Enhancing a CV
- Improving one's employment prospects
- Gaining an accreditation
- Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)
For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- A chance to socialise
- Getting to know the local community
There is lots of anecdotal evidence that volunteering has a positive impact on health. One of our current volunteers tells us why she wanted to get involved with Rotherham Parent Carers Forum.
I volunteer to give back to those who supported me and still support me now. I help with fundraising, developing the website and I help at drop in sessions when I can and the need arises. I also help link other parents to the forum at school events - Jeanette 'Jeni' Kettell
You can read about some other members of our team and why they got involved here
Should you be interested in joining our team then please look at our current job vacancies and volunteer opportunities.