Children's Centre Parent Participation Volunteer

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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.

What skills do I need?

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.


  • Accessibility
  • 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

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Availability Details

Times to be agreed with the Children's Centre Manager before volunteering


Aveley Children's Centre
Aveley Primary School
Stifford Road
RM15 4AA

Chadwell Children's Centre
Claudian Way
Chadwell St. Mary
RM16 4QE

East Tilbury Village Hall
East Tilbury Recreation Club
Princess Avenue
East Tilbury
RM18 8ST

Ockendon Children's Centre
2a Afton Drive
South Ockendon
RM15 5PA

Purfleet Children's Centre
Centurion Way
RM19 1QA

Stanford Children's Centre
Copland Road
SS17 0DF

Stifford Children's Centre
Parker Road
RM17 5YN

Thameside Children's Centre
Thameside Primary School
Manor Road
RM17 6EF

Tilbury Children's Centre
Anchor Field
London Road
RM18 8EY

Posted for
Thurrock Council

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  • Children
  • Families and Parenting


  • Administration and Office
  • General Helping
  • Local Events

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