CBF Local Champions are trained volunteers who raise awareness of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, challenging behaviour, and related issues.
The CBF is delighted to work with many fantastic family carers who volunteer their own time to help us, and other families of children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
Some of our volunteers have families who have been helped by the CBF and wanted to give something back. Others were new to the CBF and were looking for something rewarding to do in their spare time.
I decided to become a volunteer for the CBF as I could not put a monetary value on the tremendous support that I received from them. Another reason was so that I can support other parents who might be going through what I went through. Balwinder
We also have a small number of opportunities within our office to help with things like sending our resources, updating records and fundraising support.
Our Local Champions raise awareness of the work of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, sharing information about behaviour described as challenging, and related issues. The CBF is a small charity based in the South East of England, so having a national network of dedicated Local Champion volunteers means we can reach more families all over the UK.
Being a parent of a child with Severe Learning Disabilities and behaviour that challenges can be very isolating, the ripple effect is huge. Supporting other families who know you ‘get it’ can make an enormous difference. Jen, Volunteer
Local Champions host regular Carers’ Catch-ups on Zoom and moderate our closed Facebook group. These provide peer to peer support and a safe place to meet up with other families online.
We are currently recruiting new Local Champions to host the monthly Carers Catch Up meetings on Zoom. You can find more information and the application form by clicking below.
Please also see our page with other ways you can volunteer