OPP OF THE DAY: Family Support Volunteer, Safe Families for Children

Dudley Council and Safe families are looking for people who can make a difference by supporting families local to them. Facing life alone can be hard. When a family feels that they are isolated, that there is no one who can help them, it’s a scary pace to be. We believe by coming alongside them and offering positive support we can change that, being a friend or good neighbour can be the difference that is needed. We don’t believe its rocket science, we do believe that showing care and support can change the trajectory of a family’s journey from heartache and despair to joy, peace, connection and belonging.

We want to create an opportunity for volunteers to support families alongside staff in the Family Centres across the borough. Training and support will be given to get you started and there will be continuous support as you impact families in a positive way.

Can you offer a couple of hours or more to support a family local to you? If you can, it would be great to hear from you so we can start providing more positive connections for families who need it.


Carl Cadman
Email: carlcadman@safefamilies.uk
Tel: 07385 089166

OPP OF THE DAY: Social Media Volunteer, Mary Stevens Hospice

Purpose of the role:

To support the Bereavement Service through regular social media posts which will help us to:

• Raise awareness about end of life and bereavement

• Promote our patient & family support services

• Build networks and partnerships

• Engage with new or established service users.

What you will be doing:

• Setting up social media accounts including Twitter and Facebook

• Drafting and sharing regular social media plans for scheduling

• Monitoring responses, feeding back to the Bereavement service via verbal and written updates.

• Carrying out additional promotional, events or marketing tasks where agreed.

When and where:

2-4 hrs a week depending on service need and your availability. Based at the hospice between 10am and 2pm either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

What you could get out of it:

• A chance to contribute to facilitate the support of bereaved families and patients accessing our service

• Opportunities to meet new people

• Ability to keep up to date on current social media trends and tools

• An overview of other volunteer roles within the hospice and the potential to change or take on additional roles in future.

We will require you to apply for a DBS as part of the role.

• Experience of using social media scheduling tools such as Hootsuite, Buffer etc.
• Aptitude in learning to use new online tools
• Good writing skills
• Experience of promoting products or services via social media

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Odilia Mabrouk
Email: odilia.mabrouk@marystevenshospice.co.uk