How to volunteer Media Volunteers - share your story We frequently receive enquiries from the media wanting to interview adoptive families and prospective adopters Sharing your story is a great way to raise awareness about the joys and challenges of adoption with a wider audience. We are looking for all types of stories from prospective adopters at the start of the process to those who are several years into an adoption. Your story can be a positive one or focus on some of the challenges you've faced as an adopter. Find out more about becoming one of our media volunteers. You can also email the team at [email protected] Support Group Coordinators As a Group Coordinator you will have the scope to shape an annual programme to focus on what local adopters and adoptive families as asking for. Groups set up in partnership with local adoption agencies will have the benefits of that connection and additional resources. Some of our groups are run by individuals, some by two or more Group Coordinators. In return we offer specialist, role-focused training for you to help you to manage all aspects of the role, full and on-going support to set up and run your group, a framework and resources to make it easier to operate. Out of pocket expenses are also covered. Who are the coordinators? Our volunteers are adoptive parents (i.e. legally adopted their child or children). They are people with: enthusiasm; some time to spare and share; have a general interest in others; and an awareness of, and an interest in, developing their knowledge of adoption and related issues. Read the person specification for further detail. What do they do? Our volunteers offer encouragement and support to people interested in adopting children, prospective adopters, approved adopters and adoptive parents. Through group meetings and family get-togethers, they provide the opportunity for prospective adopters and adoptive parents to get to know each other in their local communities. These opportunities to meet up and share experiences are invaluable to our members. Read the Support Group Coordinator role description to find out more.