The main role of the Parent Participation Volunteer is to ensure that local families are knowledgeable about the children's centre and participate fully in shaping its services.
The volunteer will carry out their role alongside administrative staff employed by Thurrock Children's Centre.
Help distribute information about children's centre activities in the local community.
Meet with new families to ensure that they are informed about the Parent's Forum and Advisory Board.
Attend drop in sessions to gain feedback from parent users and assist with consultations, surveys and evaluations.
Undertake the administration of parent's forum meetings ensuring that these are well publicised and that decisions are recorded and desseminated to other families.
Work with the chair of the advisory board to ensure feedback to other parent users.
Help to organise informal gatherings and social events for family users of the children's centre.
Have a friendly, welcoming approach.
An ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Good listening skills.
Knowledgeable about their local communities.
To be willing to involve families in the work of the children's centres.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
17 years plus
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 02/08/2018
End Date: 02/08/2021
Times to be agreed with the Children's Centre Manager before volunteering
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