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.
As a volunteer you would also be entitled to a free Twins Trust membership and be invited to attend our annual volunteers day.
Have a look at our roles and please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
Our Helpline, Twinline volunteers are all parents of twins or triplets. As a volunteer we would ask for you to be available for up to six hours a month (two shifts) to take calls from fellow parents, carers, health professionals or someone supporting with twins, triplets or more. You receive the calls to your own home phone or mobile via a freephone number. Volunteers would be expected to attend a virtual training session, complete a safeguarding online module (every three years) and keep up to date with Twins Trust resources and information.
For an informal chat about becoming a Twinline Volunteer, please contact the Family Services Team by email or call 01252 332344 on weekdays between 10am - 3pm.
Online Community group moderators
We are looking for volunteers to help support our community.
Our online community has a number of subgroups hosted on Facebook. These groups can be part of a parent's journey right at the start from finding out you are expecting twins, triplets or more and up to when they are teenagers and taking their first driving lesson and everything in between. We are looking for volunteer moderators who can help keep an eye on the group and keep the group up to date on all our Twins Trust news, support and information.
You will be offered virtual training and be expected to complete a safeguarding online module (every three years) and keep up to date with Twins Trust resources and information.
Professional volunteers for education
We are looking for qualified teachers to support multiple birth families by responding to referrals from Twins Trust concerning primary and secondary school issues.
Professional volunteers for family therapy
We are looking for qualified family therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists to volunteer and help with cases involving family's of multiples. 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.
If you are a qualified Norlander, you can volunteer to support our families at home through the Family Crisis Support service.
Please note this part of volunteering is only open to those who have been trained and completed their training at Norland College. All applications for volunteering are shared with the Norland Agency.
Lorna Marshall has been volunteering for Twins Trust since she became a qualified Norlander.
For more information on our partnership with Norland please contact [email protected].
We are currently recruiting bereavement befrienders.
You can become a bereavement befriender at Twins Trust if you are a parent or grandparent who has lost one or more babies or children that are twins, triplets or more.
Our befriending service offers peer-to-peer support for those who have experienced a loss. We have regular training for all our bereavement befrienders and are always on hand for advice. It is something that you can do as much or as little of as you want, depending on how busy you are. Becoming a bereavement befriender can be really rewarding and feel like a positive step in one's journey of grief.
Visit our Become a Befriender section on our Bereavement website to find out more and to 'meet' some of our befrienders.
If you are interested in becoming a befriender, please complete our application form.
Bereavement befriender application form
Trusts and grants volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer to support our Trusts and Grants applications. This is an important source of income for Twins Trust – can you help us to make it even more effective?
We need help to research new funding opportunities, and to ensure we know as much as possible about the funding bodies we are already working with, to maximise our potential income.
Strong research skills and the ability to record information concisely are key. Ideally, you will have experience of making applications for funding so that you understand the process; this could be in any sector and for any reason. A lot of the research can be done online, making this a flexible opportunity that can be in part done out-of-hours. You would also need to spend some agreed time during a working day (Mon-Weds) in contact with our Trusts and Grants Fundraising Officer, and potentially speaking with trusts as part of your research.
If you are able to give us a few hours each week, either remotely or in person at our Aldershot HQ, we’d love to hear from you. To discuss this opportunity please contact us.
Our vision is for equity, diversity and inclusion to be at the heart of what Twins Trust is about. We're committed to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation, where everyone feels supported, valued and able to be themselves.
Our staff and volunteers are key to the support that we provide to families of twins, triplets and more. Their lived experiences, ideas and perspectives will help us to achieve our vision of a world where all twins, triplets or more - and their families - feel supported and empowered, whatever they may face.
We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please contact us by emailing [email protected].
How to Apply
If you’re interested in any* of the roles above, please complete this simple application form and we’ll be in touch.
*NB: For Trustee role applications we request an email (instead of completion of the application form below) and we have a specific application form for Bereavement befrienders volunteer applications.
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.