Family Volunteers come from all backgrounds, women, men and sometimes couples, whether retired or working. Family Volunteers are special people who help families through the traumas of coping with a sick child, often becoming good friends to the children and parents. Family Volunteers help in many ways, they can provide practical help with transport to and from hospital and doctors appointments, help with shopping, babysitting, playing with siblings, supporting the parents, or helping with school work.
If you are interested in becoming a Family Volunteer please call us on 01243 793622.
A Family Volunteer writes:
"As a young teenager I’d always been keen to get involved with charity work but I was never sure how to go about it or where to look.
I was coming up to my 21st birthday when my Mum introduced me to The Sussex Snowdrop Trust and encouraged me to get in contact. Having spent a year as a volunteer herself Mum had established a very good relationship with the family she helped with and she was full of praise about the charity.
Although I work full time, I have now been a volunteer for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust for the past two years. I was recently introduced to 11 year old Georgia and her family.
Every other Saturday morning and some evenings after school, we go swimming, to the cinema or bowling. We have even spent a whole morning making our very own Easter Eggs! Whatever we are doing we always have a lot of fun and a good giggle!
I would urge anybody of any age to get involved with volunteering for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust even if it’s for a couple of hours a week. Just giving up a bit of your time to help somebody else is very rewarding. I love the time I spend with Georgia and I hope to continue having fun with her for some time!"