Posted by: Siblings Together
Skills required: Website design and managementPublished: 18/04/2019
About this opportunity
Background With over 40,000 children in care separated from their siblings there is a real need for focus on maintaining sibling contact. Siblings Together champions, strengthens and builds relationships between brothers and sisters aged 5 - 18 years who have been separated by the care system. Founded in 2010, the charity has worked tirelessly to provide siblings separated in the care system with the opportunity for sustained contact as well as supporting their broader social and emotional wellbeing. Siblings Together promotes positive contact between brothers and sisters separated in foster care, kinship care, residential care, or adoption. We provide residential camps, monthly activity days and a buddying scheme for separated siblings, plus creative connection courses for young people in and leaving care. With a lively annual programme of events including; Summer Camps, sailing trips, Monthly Activity Days (MADs) and Creative Projects, it is important that the charity increases the publicity of these events in order to extend our reach to siblings in care across the UK. As next year will be Siblings Together's' 10th year we are looking for a creative volunteer to assist us with redesigning our website which will raise the profile of our organisation, promote our projects and lead to more separated siblings in care having regular family contact. This role will be flexible regarding days and hours worked by the volunteer, we can work together to establish a volunteering schedule that works for you. This can either be a one off and/or ongoing partnership between the volunteer and Siblings Together. As an equal opportunity organisation we welcome all suitable applicants. Travel expenses will be covered within reason and with a receipt. This is your chance to make a real difference!
Start dateAs soon as possible
Remote working is possible
Siblings Together is a UK based charity that promotes positive contact between brothers and sisters separated in foster/residential care, kinship care, and adoption. It is estimated that over half of all children placed in care are separated from their siblings, at huge emotional cost to the children and to wider society in the long-term. Siblings Together is widely acknowledged as the leading independent voice on issues of sibling contact in care, championing the rights of looked-after children to have regular contact with their brothers and sisters. We have developed a range of projects designed to help nurture sibling relationships, including residential camps, monthly activity days, a buddying program, weekend workshops and creative retreats for care leavers. In making shared memories together, children experience strengthened sibling bonds to help them cope with childhoods marred by adversity and to provide a vital support network after care and across the lifespan.