Volunteer with Supportive Parents - Volunteer Success

Introducing SamSam started volunteering in Sept 2019 after attending a Supportive Parents event to celebrate 30 years of service.

Hearing a volunteer speak at the event encouraged Sam to apply and offer her support. Sam’s application was successful and she was soon working alongside Local Area Co-ordinator for North Somerset, Sarah Bishop, advocating for our service at coffee mornings, Transition and information events etc.

As a mum with a child who has autism Sam found Supportive Parents service so helpful that she was eager to give back and found that volunteering gave her the opportunity to get involved and support parents access the advice and guidance they need.

Regularly checking our website, Sam found a permanent position advertised and applied with success to take on the role of Local Area Information, Advice and Support Practitioner for North Somerset which she started during lock down in March 2020.

Sam brings her positive ‘can do’ attitude, lived experience and compassion to the role and has diligently studied to complete IPSEA training. She continues to support colleagues, parents and North Somerset networks.

We send her BIGGEST THANKS and much appreciation for her hard work!

For further information on volunteering email jane.franklin@supportiveparents.org.uk