Making a Difference to children and families in West Cumbria


At Safe Families, we believe that no one should feel alone, and everyone deserves to belong.

The Family Friend volunteer role is therefore a crucial role; we connect local volunteers with isolated families where the volunteer offers hope, support and belonging. Family Friends can volunteer with parents, children, or young people, depending on the volunteer’s preferences.

It may involve taking a child who’s being bullied to the beach for a couple of hours to show them they are valued, or being a listening ear to a mum who feels as though everyone is judging her. Or it could be helping a dad with budgeting skills.

We get to know all our volunteers and match them to a family that compliment’s the volunteer’s skills, experiences and preferences.

Support usually takes place on a fortnightly basis for 3-6 months.


If you are interested in finding out more about this volunteering role, please click on ‘Support This’


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