Membership

Any young person, who is or has been looked after in Wales, is welcome to become a member of Voices From Care. As a member, you can be actively involved as much or as little as you like. You can become a volunteer and help with training, attending events and conferences, help with our newsletter and other publications and take part in consultations. Or you can become a member just because you want to be listened to. It is totally up to you.

FAQ

Who is Voices From Care?

Voices From Care is a charity who represent the views, rights and experiences of young people who are or have been looked after in Wales. We aim to make sure that young people voices are heard by the decision makers in Wales.

Why should I become a member?

Becoming a member offers a number of exciting yet different opportunities. They vary from helping around the office to campaigning alongside our other members and Voices From Care staff. Many members start off with the hunger to help make the experiences of being looked after more enjoyable and fairer. More often than not, this leads to members playing key roles on our Board of Trustees or our membership committee.

Who can become a member?

Voices From Care membership is open to any young person who is or has been in care in Wales.

Is membership free?

Our membership is completely free. In fact any volunteering you do for us, we pay your travel and food expenses. We believe that our members should never be out of pocket if they give up their free time to help others.

I am interested in becoming a member but I would like some more information on VFC membership.

If you have any questions on what Voices From Care does or about becoming a member then you can give us a ring on 02920 451431, you can drop us an email at info@vfcc.org.uk or you can use our enquiry form on the website.

How can I become a member?

There are several ways you can become a member. You can fill in our online membership form and a member of staff will give you a ring to introduce the organisation to you. You can also come visit us at our office or give us a ring so we can have a chat.

How involved would I need to be?

It is completely up to you. If you want to become a member simply because you want to have your say on the care system in Wales or you just want to be invited to our events then that is great. However if you want to become more involved in the Voices From Care's day to day work then that's great to.

I am struggling and I just want to talk to someone.

We are more than happy to help, you can give us a call 02920 451431, drop us an email, or use our online enquiry form and a member of our Advice and Support team will call you back at a time convenient to you and discuss any issue you may have. If you are looking for some extra help or would like the help of an advocate, see our useful links page http://www.voicesfromcarecymru.org.uk/useful-links