Get Involved With FNF

Jan 08 2019

There are many ways that you can participate in FNF activities. In fact, one of the greatest things that FNF can offer you, in addition to support, is the sense of actively doing something to improve the situation for you and your children.

FNF's best resource is its community of Members and Volunteers and the joint experience and support these individuals get from each other. Your experiences could help others too.

You can join and become a Member, apply to be a volunteer to learn more and help others or, if you wish, fundraise or donate to FNF to help us continue the work we do.

 

For more information, click on the tabs below:

  • Join Us
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Join Our Helpline
  • Fundraise

Membership

Benefits of Joining

  • Access our Online Forum
  • Download our Factsheets & Guides
  • Have a say in FNF's future
  • Pro-bono advice from lawyers in our Forum
  • Attend and vote in our AGM
  • Support our cause

Membership is open to anyone who needs help and support over separation and access to their children as well as those who have an interest in the work of Families Need Fathers. Our members include fathers, mothers, resident and non-resident parents, grandparents, new partners and friends as well as supporters of our cause.

 

 

There are many advantages to becoming a Member including access to the Members' Area, where you will find our detailed, FNF Factsheets and other useful information. Membership also gives you access to our online Forum where you can share your experiences with others and ask questions free of charge to participating lawyers as well as other volunteers. We will also keep you updated with the latest developments in the field through our monthly newsletter and ask you for your views through surveys.

 

 

Free Registration

If you do not want to become a Member, you can register free of charge for our monthly newsletter and other updates by clicking below. You will also be asked to give us your opinion through our surveys. You can control how much mail you receive in your account settings.

 

 

FNF is a charity committed to proving reliable help and support, available at Local Branch Meetings, on the Helpline and via the main areas of the website. The Forum is also an excellent source of advice from lawyers, McKenzie Friends and other contributors like yourself who have travelled down this often very difficult and painful road. In order to fund the help that we provide we positively encourage you to join. The small membership fee that we ask for is the only way to ensure the charity's future.

Your support will make a difference!

Each year FNF responds to around 200,000 service requests from parents and families who are often in great distress. In most cases, we are the only people who really understand and can offer real help and support based on experience. We rely on support from memberships and donations from people who believe that children should not face any barriers preventing their relationship with both their parents after separation.

Click below to choose donation amount, we appreciate anything you can give. You can make a one-off payment or you can tick 'make this recurring' in the PayPal form to donate a monthly amount automatically.

 

 

GIFT-AID - If you are donating, please register with us on this site and ensure you enter your full address details in your profile and tick the Gift-Aid box if you are eligible. 

Call the office on 0300 0300 110 for more info or go to Gift Aid Declaration


Leaving a legacy in your will

Find out how you can do this - Go to A Guide to leaving a Legacy to FNF in your Will, or call the office on 0300 0300 110 for further information.

Volunteers are central to the way FNF operates. It is likely that you received help from a volunteer when you first approached FNF, and may feel that you can now offer something in return. No one else can offer the same level of support and information that our members can - because our volunteers know the difficulties relating to parental separation and often have experienced them themselves. Even if you don't feel you know all the 'ins' and 'outs', a sympathetic ear may be exactly what someone in trouble needs.


There are many different ways that you can volunteer:

  • Join a branch. There are always things to be done. Meetings vary in size frequency and nature. But people turn up to them in states of great distress, needing someone to talk to. Some need help of specific sorts, which you may or may not be able to provide. But some need simply to share their pain and isolation and to talk about their family issues with others who may contribute simply on the basis of being another human being with whom they can share things. For some, meetings are partly social occasions where they can talk about issues that they cannot at other times.

  • If there is no branch, set one up

 

  • FNF's telephone Helpline is a vital first point of contact with the charity for many parents struggling to see their children after a relationship breakdown.Volunteer on the Helpline

 

  • The Board are always looking for new Trustees. More information can be found here.

 

  • Help at the FNF office in London. We welcome anyone willing to roll up their sleeves and help out with the day-to-day tasks of supporting our members. Volunteers are very much appreciated in this busy office, and hopefully you will also find it a satisfying place to work. Contact us.

  • If you feel you have a particular area of expertise that you feel could benefit the organisation or its members (such as lobbying, PR, IT etc) we would love to hear from you. Contact Us.

  • Become a McKenzie Friend. Many of our people have to argue their case in court without professional help. A McKenzie friend is a person who cannot normally address the court but can take notes and offer help and support. If you are interested in being added to the list of McKenzie Friends listed on our website, please contact admin@fnf.org.uk for further details.

  • Not sure? Contact us and we'll be happy to talk to you about the contributions you can make.


As a volunteer you will gain great satisfaction in actively doing something positive towards achieving a fairer deal for parents and children after separation - or in helping others through some of the tough times that you may yourself have experienced.

We need sympathetic listeners who can help callers and guide them to the right support and services

  • Becoming a helpline volunteer. You will need to be selected, trained, abide by policy and procedures and accept advice and support. But there is an enormous need for this service and great satisfaction in helping.

  • Become a telephone contact. You will still need to abide by our values and codes, but this is more like the support you might offer at a meeting - another person to whom to talk. Or you may have a special area of expertise such as law or parental alienation. To find out more contact the FNF office.

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Below are some ways to raise funds for FNF. We appreciate any help you can give us and are very grateful for all money raised!

Fundraising Events

Isle of Wight Race Team

There are countless events you can participate in to help raise money for FNF. Whether it's your local fun run or even the full 26 miler – you can raise money to create a better future for families. Previous Members have run 10k races, climbed Mount Toubkal, walked the Leeds and Liverpool canal, skydived and put on an FNF charity rock night. Hopefully their successes will inspire you to challenge yourself!

 

If you are taking part in any event and would like to use this as an opportunity to raise money for FNF, please contact us. We will support you with your fundraising efforts and provide you with a T-shirt and publicity material where appropriate.

 

Start fundraising with JustGiving

You can set up a JustGiving page using the button on the left. Setting up a JustGiving page takes less than a minute. You will then be able to email your friends and family with a link to the page, and all the administration (including collecting Gift Aid) is taken care of for both you and FNF.

 


Raise money online

Amazon

Click here to support FNF as you shop

 

Every time you make an amazon purchase through the link above, FNF gets 5%. It's a really simple and easy way to support FNF so please click the link and bookmark the page; then, next time you are buying your books, gadgets and gifts, you get the added bonus of knowing you are helping FNF! Please also ask your friends and family to do the same.

 

Promotional material

If you would like any materials to support a fundraising event, the following are available from the office:

  • Posters
  • Tri-fold general enquiries leaflets
  • Membership enquiry booklets
  • Roll-up banners

 

Recycle your old car

Have you got an old banger in the garage? Use it to help raise funds for FNF!

 

We work with two car recycling schemes who will come and collect your car. Click on the pictures below to find out more information.

 

 

Whatever you decide to do – stay safe, and have fun! Please read the Fundraising Rules and Regulations first. For further information on any of these fundraising initiatives, please contact the office on 0300 0300 110 or email admin@fnf.org.uk.

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 January 2019 23:00

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