Family Support Volunteer

Our volunteers support families with children under 8 in situations as diverse as isolation, multiple births, ensuring children are 'school ready' and much more.  They provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support to help build a families' confidence and resilience.  

Volunteers would be supporting a family for 2 hours a week in the family’s home or helping them access services (toddler group, library rhyme time etc) in the local community.


Skills

Parenting experience.  Personal qualities such as empathy and patience.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/09/2018

End Date: 11/09/2019

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Availability Details

Initially, the volunteer will need to be available for 8 weeks on a particular day and time to attend the course. Once they have been matched with a family, they can discuss a mutually convenient time between them and then volunteer any week day morning or afternoon. The next Volunteer Preparation Course is starting on Tuesday 18th September at Ladybird Children’s Centre, Rayleigh, for 8 weeks (not half term), but our request for volunteers is ongoing as we hold regular preparation courses throughout the year.


Location

This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford, Southend

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