Home Visiting Volunteer
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 to local families with young children.
Our volunteers work with families who are facing many different challenges, which may include physical or mental health issues, financial hardship, isolation (particularly post Covid-19), 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.
Full training and ongoing support will be given to all volunteers, and includes various social volunteer events.
OUR NEXT PREP COURSE - will begin on Thursday 3rd February and runs until Thursday 21st April 2022. (No sessions on the 17th Feb, 7th & 14th April (school holidays)). From 9.30am – 2.30pm in Redhill.
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.
Home-Start East Surrey
- Families and Parenting
- Advice and Information
- Befriending & Buddying
- 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: 19/11/2021
End Date: 30/11/2022
Flexible to suit family and volunteer. 9 weeks Volunteer preparation course starts in April. We ask volunteers to commit to volunteer with us for at least 1 year.
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