Become a Parent Ambassador

Our WellChild Parent Ambassadors are a UK wide network of parents/carers of children with exceptional health needs who volunteer to raise awareness of our work and help us reach even more families who might need our support. 

The activities a Parent Ambassador undertakes enables us to reach out to more families, elevate the voices of parents and carers, and support us at events to raise awareness of the work we do.

Reaching New Families

Our Parent Ambassadors bring families of children and young people with exceptional health needs together by organising local meet ups. Reaching out enables new families to make friends, make memories and find out more about WellChild.

Sharing their Family Journey

Families sharing the journey they have been on with their child can help us demonstrate the impact of the work we do. This can help us secure support from potential funders and reach health professionals and new families.

Read some of their incredible journeys here

Raising Awareness & Fundraising

Our Parent Ambassadors have represented WellChild at beneficiary events, funding pitches and cheque collections.

By speaking openly about their experiences of life caring for a child with exceptional health needs and the positive impact WellChild has had on their lives, they have helped raise awareness of the support we provide and much needed funds to continue our work.

 

Informing our Work

Parent Ambassadors are vital in helping us understand the challenges parents and carers are facing. By keeping us informed of local challenges, they are invaluable in shaping our ongoing projects and strategy.

Read more about the work they have been doing

Who can be a Parent Ambassador?

Our Parent Ambassadors are parents and carers of children with exceptional health needs, who are already members of our WellChild Family Tree network and receiving support from WellChild.

Find out more and join the WellChild Family Tree

How much time is required?

We ask that you give as much or as little time as you can; we know that life can get very busy at times and the Parent Ambassador role is flexible around you.

Our Ambassador role would suit you if you:

  • Are a parent/carer of a child with exceptional health needs.
  • Are looking for a flexible volunteering role.
  • Like connecting with other families similar to your own.
  • Would like to share your journey.

Support from WellChild

You will have a designated contact in the WellChild Family Services team and there will be support before and after any volunteering you do, to ensure you have everything you need to carry out your role with confidence. There will also be training and the opportunity to get together in person to meet your fellow Parent Ambassadors.

Support from your Ambassador Team

You will be added to a closed Facebook group where you can find out about the latest volunteering opportunities and chat about ideas you might have with your fellow Ambassadors.

Communication Toolkit

You will have access to a toolkit that is full of hints and tips including advice on how to reach out and connect with other families, talk about WellChild and deliver short talks.

Budgets

Small budgets are available to help organise meet ups and reach out to more families. Please speak to your contact in the WellChild Family Services team before arranging a WellChild meet up.

To register your interest and find out more about joining our team of Parent Ambassadors, email familynetworks@wellchild.org.uk