Our fantastic volunteers play a huge role in making Twins Trust the charity it is today.
Our volunteering roles are varied and rewarding. They can also be as little or as much as you like and should be able to fit around your lifestyle.
If you’ve been thinking about volunteering, we can support you with training. Volunteering offers a great way to prepare yourself for returning to the workplace.
Have a look at our roles and please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
Parents of twins, triplets or more who would be available for up to six hours a month to take calls from fellow parents seeking support. You receive the calls at your own home via a freephone number. Listeners would be expected to attend one day's training plus two webinars.
For an informal chat about becoming a listener, please contact the Support Team on 01252 332344 weekdays between 10am and 4pm, or please email our Twinline co-ordinator.
Practical Preparing for Parenthood facilitators
Our Practical Preparing for Parenthood courses are extremely popular amongst expectant parents, and facilitators are all parents themselves. Expectant parents can expect to receive good advice and support about what life might be like when you have twins, triplets or more. The course covers everything from how to put multiples to bed, feeding two or more at the same time and what kind of buggy to buy. Facilitators receive full training. The courses are run all over the country and last two hours.
If you have any questions, please contact our courses co-ordinator.
Walk and Talk volunteers in Northern Ireland
If you live in Northern Ireland, and would like to volunteer to attend our Walk and Talk sessions, this would involve greeting attendees, initiating conversations as needed and ensuring that everyone is included in conversation and peer support. If you'd like to spend a few hours a month getting out and about and talking with others, then we'd love to hear from you.
Honorary consultants for education
If you are a qualified teacher looking to volunteer then this could be the role for you! It involves supporting multiple birth families by responding to referrals from Twins Trust concerning primary and secondary school issues. This could be about delayed entry, keeping twins in the same class, or splitting them.
Honorary consultants for family therapy
If you are a qualified family therapist, psychotherapist or psychologist then you might be interested in giving something back and helping in cases that begin to affect the family. For example: parents encountering difficulties after the birth of their twins, triplets or more; psychological issues between multiples and parents; adolescence; adult twins who have lost their twin; and couples where one is a twin. This would involve volunteering hours to suit you.
Our board of trustees sets and monitors the strategic direction of the charity. They meet around five times a year, usually on a Saturday morning in central London. Ideally applicants will be employed in a senior role and have experience of advising a board, or would not be phased by doing so.
We are not actively looking for new trustees at the moment, but would be open to hearing from individuals who would be interested in being a trustee in the future. We regularly perform skillset reviews and naturally experience trustee turnover, so it is beneficial for us to be aware of individuals we can contact to get involved as needed.
We are always looking for people to help raise funds for us so we can continue providing our families with the information and support they need to enable them to thrive. Help us to raise awareness, invest in research and campaign for the best possible outcomes for our families.
You can help by taking on a challenge to raise funds, or why not nominate us as your charity of the year at your workplace? Take a chance on the Twins Trust Lottery, or simply make a straight forward donation, and don’t forget to Gift Aid it!
If you’re interested in any of these roles, please complete this simple application form and we’ll be in touch.
We are very much committed to widening the diversity of our volunteers to reflect a broad and inclusive range of backgrounds and skills. We would particularly welcome applicants who reflect the diverse communities that we are proud to support.