About Us

The Barnardo’s Butterfly Service supports the needs of a child or young person, from birth to 18 years of age, with a life limiting condition and complex health needs. 

We aim to focus on enriching the lives of children and their families and we offer support throughout the journey from diagnosis to bereavement stages.

The service also helps to support the wider family members in particular by providing practical and emotional support to parents and siblings.

About your role

Children's Activity Support - Volunteer Befriender

This is an amazing chance to play a vital role in providing support to children in their home (parents/carers will be present) through engaging in meaningful activity with them such as arts/crafts, music, playing games and generally having fun.

If you have good communication and interpersonal skills, an interest and understanding of the needs of people affected by disability, are reliable with good time keeping and punctuality and are aged 18 or over then these opportunities could be a great chance to develop skills and/or experience to develop or support a career in health or social care, early years, psychology, child development, etc.


Children's Activity Support - Volunteer Befriender

Flexible commitment depending on your schedule with a preferred initial undertaking of 6 months following training.

How to find us

Please note the project is delivered across Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Gedling & Rushcliffe and this volunteering opportunity will take place in various community/public venues across this area.


Application Process

  • Click on ‘Register Your Interest’ below.

  • Mary from the Students’ Union Volunteer Centre will be in touch with details of where to find the application form, and who to chat to at the charity if you have any further questions.

Other information

 Due to the nature of this project these roles are only suitable for volunteers aged 18 or over.

Volunteers will be fully trained before getting started in their role. 

Click 'Register your interest' if you want to get involved!



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