Volunteer with us

We’re Spurgeons. Inspired by Christian faith and our founder Charles Spurgeon, we’re here for all kinds of families.  We create family hubs where we’re needed most, with counselling, parenting advice and early years education. We work through churches, schools and prisons. Putting children first in everything.

So, when a family member needs support. We’re someone to turn to.

When wellbeing needs protecting, we do it together. When a safe space is the only answer, we make it a priority. We keep building connections and relationships, that last through life’s ups and downs.

Because we believe all children should have family support to thrive.

Spurgeons helps more than 37,000 children and young people and over 64,000 parents and carers but there are many more that need our support. Can you help?

How to volunteer with children and families

We have variety of exciting volunteering opportunities across the organisation, and we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and imaginative individuals to volunteer with us.  If you would like to find out more about how to volunteer with us at Spurgeons, please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator at your preferred location for further details.

Volunteering in Birmingham

Birmingham Children Centres and contact information:

To find your local children centre please visit the Birmingham Forward Steps website for the post code checker and contact your local centre and volunteer coordinator: Birmingham Forward Steps – The best start for our children (bhamforwardsteps.co.uk)

If you would like to find out more information about volunteer opportunities in Birmingham and roles at these children centres, please give the following a call or email volunteerrecruitment@spurgeons.org for further information. We look forward to speaking to you soon.

Shazia Perveen – Perry Barr District (Lime Tree and Rookery Children Centres) - 0121 752 1900

Zaheer Abbas – Erdington District (Lakeside and Featherstone Children Centres) - 0121 752 1970

Natalie Clarke – Sutton and Erdington District (Holland House and Castle Vale Children Centres) - 0121 752 1920

Gurdip Kaur – Hodge Hill District (Kitts Green and Tame Valley Children Centres) - 0121 752 1280

Zahida Parveen – Hodge Hill District (Dyson Gardens and Anthony Road Children Centres) - 0121 752 1931

Volunteering in Wiltshire

To find your local children centre please visit the Wiltshire Children Centre website and contact your local Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator (CEVCO):

Below are the CEVCO details for the Spurgeon’s Children Centres. East Wiltshire – Nicky Harris
Telephone: 01380 739835

South Wiltshire – Caroline Wells
Telephone: 01722 414301

West Wiltshire – Carl Houghton
Telephone: 01225 705225

Being a Parent – Susan Bell (works across quadrants)
Telephone: 01225 705225

Send us an email: wiltshirecc@spurgeons.org

Spurgeons Children's Centres in Wiltshire
Funded by Wiltshire Council, Spurgeons Children’s Centres in Wiltshire are places where parents of children aged 0-5 years can share the challenges and joys of parenthood.

Volunteering in Winchester

Prison Services and contact information:

Deborah Wood – Invisible Walls, HMP Winchester -
01962 723260

Volunteering in Kent

To find out more about becoming a Parent Support Volunteer in Buttons Pre-School East Kent, please contact Jane Cekic jcekic@spurgeons.org


"Volunteering at my local children’s centre has made a big difference for me and my family.

I enrolled as a parent onto the Level 1 Work in Schools course running at the children’s centre and with the skills and confidence I gained, felt able to apply for a Spurgeons Early Years Volunteer role and then to start at college. While I was studying for my Level 3 Teaching Assistant, my volunteering gave me practical experience of putting my learning into practice. With Natalie and Zaheer’s support (Spurgeons local Volunteer Co-ordinators) I successfully applied for a job and start as a Teaching Assistant next term. I feel volunteering alongside studying definitely helped me to gain this position.

The job will make a huge difference to our family life, especially with the cost of living increase. Now we can now afford family days out, alongside paying everyday bills. If you want to work with children and families, volunteering can be the best first step." - Volunteer at Erdington District Children’s Centre

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