Befrienders for Kids from struggling families


Fun in Action for Children is a small children's charity in Brighton urgently looking for regular, real people to befriend school aged children from disadvantaged and lone parent families who are struggling. We don't need super heroes, just ordinary folk.

Fun in Action for Children has been successfully supporting children and their families in the city for 19 years and are looking for adult volunteers aged 21+ to befriend school aged children from disadvantaged and lone parent families.

Our befrienders bring with them a wide range of valuable skills and life experiences to help families who are under resourced and under pressure.

We want to hear from mature, trustworthy and reliable adults who can regularly spend 3-4 hours minimum a fortnight with a child over an extended period. We need people who care about children’s well-being and who welcome the opportunity to work with parents and charity staff to improve young lives.

If you think you may be interested and would like to know more please contact us for more information.

To quote one of our befrienders:

"Our time together has become a highlight of my week and something I really look forward to. During these outings I'm completely absorbed. I forget about everything else which is a fantastic stress buster. I experience things I'd long taken for granted through the innocent and frequently hilarious eyes of a small boy. It's a very special relationship of trust and mutual appreciation."


Skills/qualifications that would be useful:

We are looking for warm and tolerant individuals, men & women,aged 21+,  to become volunteer befrienders.  You need to be able to regularly spend 3-4 hours a fortnight with a child for a minimum of 2 years.

- No experience necessary as full training is given

- On-going supervision and support from an experienced professional team

- Full vetting of all applicants including a DBS check

- Volunteer expenses paid

- Enquiries from people from diverse backgrounds most welcome

Posted for:

Fun In Action For Children

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  • Children
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Families and Parenting
  • Young People


  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Restrictions
  • Support on Offer
  • Training


When: 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2019


Benefits to the volunteer

Benefits of this opportunity:

- Make a real difference to a child and their family.

- Great stress relief, have some kid fun each week.

- Gain skills to add to your CV.

Practical considerations

Practical considerations:

Interviews and training are held at our office located at 221 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6SA (where Preston Road and Preston Drove meet).


Specific Address

This opportunity is available

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