Why volunteer with us?

There are lots of benefits to becoming a volunteer with us. You can learn new skills, improve your CV, build your confidence and make new friends. We’ve got lots of opportunities for you to get involved in, from helping us in childcare, or on our front desk to taking part in fundraising activities.

There are many different ways you can help families, children and young people. Whatever your skills and experience, and however much time you can offer, we have a volunteering opportunity for you. You’ll get support and training if you need it, and you’ll make a real difference.

Please contact us on 01639 710076 or email [email protected]

Volunteer With Us - Current Vacancies

Peer Mentor Role

Role description

Forward Steps at Building Blocks are looking to recruit enthusiastic people to become Peer Mentors in an exciting project providing support to families who have children with disabilities.

They may be experiencing difficulties, be vulnerable or need support to improve their confidence. Your role will be to provide a listening ear; befriend, be a positive role model and offer support and encouragement, so families and their children can reach their full potential.

Your role will be to help families solve their own problems recognising that it is key, to remain impartial and not to influence. Your aim as a mentor is to encourage, be a good listener and support families to make realistic plans in achieving their goals.

The role may have challenges but having the ability to remain positive and to be innovative in your approaches will be important.

Further information here please download the Peer Mentor Volunteer Role Profile


If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor volunteer please contact Joanne Maksymuik-King on 01639 710076 or email Joanne at [email protected]