Home Visiting Volunteer (RB)
We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to visit families in their own home once a week for 2-3 hours, offering non-judgmental and confidential emotional and practical support.
Our volunteers work with families who are facing many different challenges, which may include physical or mental health issues, financial hardship, isolation, family breakdown, or struggling with children’s behavior.
Volunteers may support a family for a few weeks or up to an average of 6 months, enabling them to develop resilience and move on positively with their lives. The only real qualifications that we ask for is that volunteers are either parents themselves, or have parenting experience, have a positive, supportive attitude and an understanding of the pressures of parenting.
What skills do I need?
Volunteers need to be parents themselves or to have had parenting experience. All our volunteers are required to complete a nine-week preparation course (1 day per week) before they can work with a family and will receive ongoing support from a Home-Start Co-ordinator.
This opportunity is based out in the community working one to one with families.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
Enhanced DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
Equality Fairness and Diversity policy
- Expenses reimbursed
travel expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
including annual safeguarding update training
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 02/11/2015
End Date: 30/09/2020
Flexible to suit family and volunteer.
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