Home Visitor for Home-Start Uttlesford

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.

Skills

Good communication skills & empathy.


Details

  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Mileage
  • 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

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Location

This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford


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