As a Family Friend you would befriend and mentor a family through regular visits, practical support or simply being a friendly listening ear. Building up a relationship with a family over time is a rewarding experience for both you and the family. Family Friends are given training and ongoing support in their role.
Whether it’s setting up toys & equipment; serving refreshments; chatting with parents; playing with pre-school children or running craft activities there are all sorts of ways to help at our weekly family days.
It is wonderful being a part of the Balsam College where you can see families tangibly grow in confidence and develop more positive relationships and parenting skills. Whether you would like to be trained as a College Tutor to work with parents or support the College by assisting with the Children’s work, we would love to hear from you.
If you can’t make a regular commitment but would like to be practically involved when you can, we run several social events and end of college graduation ceremonies throughout the year. These events are great fun and a real blessing to our families so we’re always grateful for willing volunteers to help make these events so special.
Families and volunteers alike support Balsam’s fundraising events and we are always on the lookout for more volunteers. From running a stall at a charity event to bag-packing at Sainsburys or a sponsored sports day there are all kinds of ways to get involved. Would you be willing to offer your time, skills or talents to help with fundraising?
Once a month staff, volunteers and supporters meet to pray together for BFP. A wider network of committed prayer partners also receive monthly email updates to fuel their prayers. Would you like to join them? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Has your church captured Balsam’s vision to nurture and love struggling young families? Would you like to commit to working with Balsam to serve families in your area? Contact us to discuss where your ministries lie as a church and how we can work together.