Each volunteer is carefully matched with a family. They visit the family in the family's own home once a week for 2 hours. How the volunteer helps a family is discussed with the family, the co-ordinator and the volunteer at the start of the placement. Some families need emotional support, someone to talk to. Others may need practical support; taking the children to the park, finding out about local services or playing with the children to give Mum a break.
Volunteers are part of a team that offers 90 families support over the year in the Uttlesford district.
Good communication skills & empathy.
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Staff are available for support via telephone or at the office. Volunteers have support group meetings where they and other volunteers meet with one of the co-ordinators. These take place every 6 weeks and are hosted in volunteers homes. Volunteers also meet with the co-ordinators individually. Also there are opportunities to meet socially at the Christmas meal & and 'Thank-you' day.
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
Two training sessions a year
- Volunteer induction
40 hour training course over 10 weekly sessions, run every autumn in Saffron Walden
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 08/11/2017
End Date: 08/11/2019
This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford