Volunteers Week 2013

Volunteers’ Week  is an annual campaign which takes place on the 1st to 7th June and celebrates the amazing contribution volunteers make across the UK.  This year’s Volunteers’ Week focuses on saying ‘Thank You’ to volunteers and to recognise the way that organisations, like Family Lives, celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK.

Family Lives support families to work through issues such as poverty, behavioural problems, relationship issues and countless other issues. We could not support these families without the dedication, commitment and passion of over 200 volunteers who work for Family Lives. 

“It’s difficult to put into words how much volunteering and then working for Family Lives helped me – it was pivotal in getting me to where I am today, what with all the training and encouragement I received.” 

Family Lives is delighted to be a recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012, which commemorates Her Majesty’s 60-year reign. Volunteers are integral to the work of Family Lives and enable us to maintain and diversify the ways in which we support families and parents throughout the U.K.  The majority of our services are volunteer-led and families tell us that our volunteer support workers offer a vital source of support. We offer services to every member of the family, whatever their needs and all our support is tailored by our understanding of families and the issues that affect them. Volunteers are the backbone of Family Lives and we are delighted that their contribution has been recognised by Her Majesty.

To support Volunteers’ Week 2013, we are holding various events to celebrate and acknowledge the valuable contribution our volunteers make to Family Lives.  


We are holding a volunteer coffee morning on 6th June 2013 to recognise the current volunteers’ contribution. It starts at 10.30am so if you are interested in volunteering, please drop by and find out more about us.  Please call us on 01702 554782 for more information.


Our area office in Herts is holding a quiz night for their volunteers on the 7 June 2013.  We hear that teams are already forming and brushing up on trivia already!!  Sounds like it is going to be one fun evening.


During Volunteer’s Week we will be holding an Open Morning at our Stroud Offices. If you are interested in hearing more about our services or in becoming a volunteer then please join us.  It is on Friday 7 June between 10 am and 12 pm. For further details about the services that Family Lives offer, please contact us on 01453 751 676 or email us at admin-glos@familylives.org.uk.

Real life stories

The volunteers at Family Lives are scattered across the UK at our various area offices.  The work and opportunities can differ region to region.  If you would like to read more about our volunteers experiences here at Family Lives, please click below on their name to read their inspirational stories. 

Volunteers are vital to Family Lives and we have a wide range of opportunities available in many different areas of the country. If you have ever thought you’d like to help others cope with the ups and downs of family life, please get in touch with us by clicking here for information on local opportunities. 

Family Lives supports and values volunteers and their valuable contribution. We are supporting Volunteers Week 2013!