One of the UK’s leading pregnancy support charities, Life, is looking to expand its community organiser network across many more parishes.

They are looking for people with the potential to show great community organising skills and with special access to quality training, mentoring and support.

For over 50 years Life has supported women with an unplanned pregnancy. Services today include a free and accessible helpline with a counselling option, a large network of houses and supplies pregnancy tests to all who apply.

Champions help us to raise our profile and make an impact 

Ideally, the charity is looking for applicants aged over 18 who have good social skills, can listen, be respectful and non-judgmental to others. They will want to make a difference in their community and have the enthusiasm and willingness to help others.

If you have some spare time, enjoy being active in the community, then this could be the perfect role for you.

A Community and Church Champion would represent the link between Life and the parish.

In some ways they will be a pioneer volunteer as they will be filling a current gap. And perhaps most importantly they will care passionately about protecting vulnerable women and the role that Life plays in supporting new mothers and their babies. 

Each Champion will be working to maximise local donations, ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the planned activities, and explore potential ways to improve income raising schemes each year.

There are no hard and fast rules for identifying a local champion, so interested people are simply asked to put their name forward.

Their selfless contribution is vital to our local fundraising and awareness-raising work.

The active supporters of Life amplify our appeals, roll-out our initiatives and publicise our achievements. Their help could include placing posters related to specific appeals, liaising with local businesses to find opportunities to place our collection tins or holding cake sales or running raffles.

In summary, local champions will be able to:

  • Explore and develop new areas of community fundraising.
  • Share their know-how and expertise with others.
  • Provide up-to-date information on Life’s priorities.
  • Answer questions and signpost enquirers.
  •  Be responsible for the funds generated.

The CEO of Life Kerry Smart said:

“A new and dedicated group of Champions for Life will become a real asset and a major contributing factor to the ongoing success of our charity. They will always be happy to help and have the time and resources needed to help Life raise funds.

"With good knowledge of its programmes, they will also help people to understand the positive impact we are having on women’s lives”.

With all the necessary support and encouragement our Community and Church Champions will:

  • Belong to a wider champion network.
  • Build strong engagement and connections through good conversations.
  • Be sensitive and aware of community issues and experiences.
  • Share key messages about the success of Life.

As the Community and Church Champion you will help to promote a Culture of Life in your parish and keep the issues addressed by Life uppermost in people’s minds. At the end of the day it’s all about being generous and wanting to help.

If you agree with the mission of Life, you will certainly get out what you put in. Already the charity has had some amazing colleagues step forward to take on the challenge, and here’s your chance to join them!

This is a really important role as it helps Life reach new people, inspire new fundraising activity, and thank supporters for the work they are doing. This is a flexible role to suit availability, and as such there is no minimum time commitment.

Life wants to reflect the UK’s diversity and promote equality and inclusion. For this role it positively encourages enquiries from underrepresented groups.


To hear more about what it means to be a Life Champion and how to join our expansion programme, email Matt Feeley at [email protected] or visit our new website :

Life Charity