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Family Support Volunteer (Caudwell Children)
Location Throughout Northern Ireland

Cauldwell Children

Family Support Volunteer

Caudwell Children believe that every family should have the support and assistance they need to live their lives to their full potential, regardless of illness or disability. As such, we act as the safety net for parents who find themselves in need of additional support due to their child being diagnosed with a disability. 

 Through our Hospital Support programme we aim to reach families at the point of diagnosis and help guide them through the confusing and frightening landscape of medical appointments and jargon, signposting them to the support they need to build their new life. Caudwell Children offers a free and friendly service that offers flexible practical and emotional support to families at a time of crisis. 

Role Description:

  • Volunteers work with the Family Support Team to change the futures of families with disabled children. 
  • To visit families who care for a disabled child across NI who need family support 
  • To provide families with information they need to make informed decisions 
  • To provide emotional support within the family home 
  • To provide practical support within the family home 
  • To record support, and maintain records as required 
  • To ensure the work undertaken complies with Safeguard and Child Protection, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and other policies and the guidelines provided by Caudwell Children. 


  • Volunteers need to undertake training and be able to commit to 2 hours per week for 6 weeks.
  • The role is subject to a Access NI check 
  • Willingness to undertake training, review and internal meetings as required
  • Must be over18

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