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JOIN US AS A TRUSTEE

We Are Family are looking for two Trustees to join our Board as a Company Secretary or a Treasurer.

This is a volunteer role and so the capacity to devote the time needed for the following is essential:

  • 4 Board meetings per year
  • 2 Board away days per year (on a Saturday)

We estimate 8-10 hours for the charity per month.

About We Are Family 

We Are Family is an extraordinary peer support community for adopters and prospective adopters. We’re there for parents throughout their adoption journey. Online and in person, our parents’ groups, events, resources, podcasts and talks offer mutual support, information and inspiration to adopters and those considering adoption. We currently operate across Greater London and the Home Counties, with ambitions to scale nationally over the coming years.

You can find out more about us here.

Company Secretary Role

We Are Family is seeking to appoint a committed and motivated Company Secretary who will work closely with the Board of Trustees and play an active part in the governance of the organisation.

This is a voluntary opportunity with associated Trustee expenses –  such as travel / childcare –  covered by We Are Family.  The Company Secretary can be based anywhere in the UK.

Treasure Role

We Are Family is seeking to appoint a committed and motivated Treasurer who will work closely with the Board of Trustees and play an active part in the governance of the organisation’s finances.

This is a voluntary opportunity with associated Trustee expenses –  such as travel / childcare –  covered by We Are Family.  The Company Secretary can be based anywhere in the UK.

To Apply 

If the opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly growing charity appeals to you as someone able to make a valuable contribution, please email applications@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk to receive a Recruitment Pack and / or to arrange an informal conversation about the opportunity.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

We Are Family is a peer to peer support community by adopters, for adopters.  We exist due to the generosity of our incredible volunteers.  In this section you will hear from adopters about why and how they got involved, the importance of volunteers to our community, ways to get involved and the types of volunteer roles available, plus how to get in touch if you’re interested in volunteering. 

If you’re not an adopter or member of We Are Family you can still get involved in supporting our community.  Check out some of the volunteer roles below or apply here and we’ll be in touch!

Have any questions or want to have a chat first? Email our Community Development Manager: chris@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk 

VOLUNTEER ROLES

There’s lots of different ways to support our community as a volunteer.
If you don’t see a role here that suits you, but you have skills you’d like to share, please get in touch!

PLUS: HELP SHAPE WE ARE FAMILY

We’re looking for members to join two of our working groups which have been set up to address specific areas of WAF’s programmes and activities and to make recommendations to the board of trustees for consideration.

The time commitment involves attending up to 4 online meetings per year (approximately 1.5hrs per meeting) and potentially some work between meetings, such as reading reports or reviewing documents.

Communications Working Group:

If you’re interested in how We Are Family communicates with our members and external audiences or perhaps your current or previous work focussed on communications we’d love to hear from you. This working group will develop a communication strategy, establish a tone of voice and image policy for WAF communications, and create opportunities for engagement within and beyond our community.

Groups Working Group:

You may be a current group volunteer, or a member interested in how We Are Family local and themed groups work to support our members on their adoption journey.  This working group will look at planning and supporting the development of current and new groups as well as the recruitment of volunteers and how we support volunteers to do the amazing things they do for We Are Family.

For more information, or for an informal chat about getting involved email Chris chris@wearefamilyadoption.org.uk .

Adoption is the most rewarding but also the most challenging journey. Being part of WAF from an early point meant we felt listened to and most importantly, not alone. Being a WAF volunteer has enabled me to give back to one of the most authentic and special communities out there.

S, Volunteer