Members and Structure

Better Volunteering, Better Care has an open, flexible structure, and is based on inclusion; if an organisation or individual agrees with the principles of the group and would like to be involved, then they are welcome to participate.

Co Chairs: Better Care Network & Save the Children UK

Steering group

Each steering group member represents a particular focus area relevant to the Better Volunteering, Better Care Global Engagement strategy. Steering group members are actively involved in advocating for change across their sector and give input on messaging and strategy.

Better Care Network


Friends International

Kinnected (ACCIR)

Next Generation Nepal

people and places

Save the Children UK

Reference Group

The reference group for Better Volunteering, Better Care is made up of organisations who were involved in the initial global mapping process and development of the subsequent global engagement strategy, or who have expertise in particular regions or areas relating to the alternative care of children. Reference group members are called upon to provide technical support and advice on cross sector advocacy initiatives.

Members of the Better Volunteering Better Care reference group include:

  • Alternative Care Uganda
  • BCN Netherlands
  • CAFO
  • Disability Rights International
  • ECPAT International
  • Faith to Action Initiative
  • Global Alliance for Children
  • Hope and Homes for Children
  • International Child Campaign
  • Kenya Society of Care Leavers
  • Learning Service
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Lumos
  • Ohio Northern University
  • SOS Children's Villages
  • TREC Travel Health
  • VSO

Supporting members

Supporting members are those organisations often engaged in front-line advocacy work on this issue and who are passionate about sharing information and connections in order to support advocates in different sectors.