Our volunteer service has been set up to provide friendly support for children, young people and their families/carers.

We aim to:

  • give children, young people, parents and carers support which reduces the risk or prevents young people from being taken in to care
  • support children/young people who are in care - this could either be with a foster family or in a care home
  • provide support to carers who look after children/young people

What volunteering positions are available?

  • driving

What opportunities will volunteering afford?

As a volunteer with children and family support you will have the chance to support a variety of people in a variety of ways.

The service is split into a range of projects which look at:

  • providing transport.

How to become a volunteer

We are currently recruiting. If you are interested in applying for a position as a volunteer driver then please contact Lisa Sidaway, Volunteer Co-Ordinator on telephone: 01902 556703 or email: lisa.sidaway2@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

How are volunteers chosen?

If you contact us and we think you may be suitable we will need to interview you.

If you are successful at interview then we will need to carry out checks on you, including a CRB police check.

The role of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is to reduce the risk of abuse by ensuring that those who are unsuitable are not able to work with children and vulnerable young people.

Once the above has been completed and you are accepted as a volunteer you will be given:

  • first-rate essential training
  • regular supervision
  • out-of-pocket expenses

Contact us

For further information please contact: Lisa Sidaway, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, telephone: 01902 556703 or email: lisa.sidaway2@wolverhampton.gov.uk