Volunteering

Families Out Loud relies on a growing team of volunteers. These fantastic helpers all have one thing in common – they believe in our mission to support families of drug & alcohol users in Wiltshire. Our shining volunteers are everything.

So many ways to get involved…

Volunteer Makers create beautiful handmade items such as bags, cards, knitwear, home accessories and much more.  These are sold at craft markets and online to raise funds for our cause.

 

Volunteer Helpers join us on craft market stalls to help with set-up, displaying the stock and selling an array of locally made products. By talking to customers about the work we do, they help to raise our profile in communities across Wiltshire. Volunteers also deliver flyers to community centres, doctors’ surgeries and local businesses.

 

    Volunteer Fundraisers spend time raising money for FOL in a number of ways such as writing grant applications, doing sponsored activities, sourcing raffle prizes and selling raffle tickets.

     

    Volunteer Writers produce stories and articles, and create marketing material for publication on our website and social media pages.  Writing from experience, and from the heart, their words show the impact of living with substance abuse in the family.

     

    Volunteer Speakers are invited to community groups, local schools and businesses, GP surgeries or organisations such as the Women’s Institute, to talk about our work. Spreading the word is vital to meeting our aim of reaching more families affected by someone else’s addiction. Our Volunteer Speakers provide a level of incite and detail about the impact of family addiction, and how the charity works with, and supports, people who are affected.

    Our volunteers do what they do for many different reasons…

    “The group was a lifeline to me when I thought there was nowhere and no one to turn to. Volunteering gives me a chance to give something back and help support this valuable resource so that others can benefit from it in the same way.”

    Jo

    “I do stuff for FOL because I want to give back. FOL is a unique organisation offering practical support, friendship and understanding. I was surprised to find it so full of ordinary people like me. Thank you for your amazing support.”

    Mother of a recovering addict 

    It’s an amazing charity. Only place I’ve been able to open up and talk without judgement.

    Grateful client from Wiltshire

    “I volunteer for FOL for the simple reason that I was the one that put my family through hell, and I do not wish to see another family have to go through this without help.”
    Bill from Salisbury

    “For years the support I’ve received from FOL has helped me to heal and get my own life back. Thank you for your unending support.”

    Mum from Trowbridge

    So pleased I found you. I’m now managing to cope on my own but my counsellor was and is still my life line if and when I need to reach out again.

    Wiltshire Mum

    Invaluable service that has kept me sane and enabled me to detach with love.

    Family member from Chippenham

    The Families Out Loud Sharing by Doing Volunteer Network is open to anyone with an interest in our charity. There’s a niche for everyone!

     If you…

                  …..have a talent for arts & crafts           

                  …..have a nice smile and like talking to people

                  …..have a flair for words or design

                  …..can spare a few hours of your time

                                                                                                                      …join us today.

     

    Website contact form:    www.familiesoutloud.org

    Email:                                 enquiries@familiesoutloud.org

    Phone:                                07444 098427