Volunteer Home Visitor and/or Telephone Befriender - South Essex

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We are actively recruiting for our Home Visiting and Telephone Befriender roles. We are preparing to return to our Home-Visting (Face to Face) support and need more volunteers for this role. We are also going to be continuing our Telephone Befriender which became part of how we adapated our services due to COVID-19. 

All our Preparation courses will continue to be delivered online (via Zoom) and involve some self learning, they vary in length depending on the role you are interested in.

By recruiting local volunteers, we give them the opportunity to volunteer, through receiving training and support, thus improving their confidence, knowledge, and skills.

As a professionally trained volunteer, you will make a long lasting difference to families who need a helping hand. The benefit on children is long-term; reducing the risk of problems escalating in the future and ensures they have a happy and secure family life.

Volunteering will not only change families lives; it will change yours.

What skills do I need?

No formal qualifications required as full training will be given.

Our family support  volunteers all have parenting experience or experience of working with families and children, they come from many different backgrounds and vary in age. They all share that common goal of wanting to give something back to the community.  They support families by offering emotional support and guidance as well as help with school readiness. This friendly parent-to-parent model is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 04/08/2021

End Date: 04/08/2023

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Availability Details

We only work Monday to Friday, daytime hours only. No evenings or weekends required. Telephone befriender can be done from your own home. Home-visiting will be at a specific family address.

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

Posted for
Home-Start Essex (South)

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Interests

  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Mental Health
  • Womens Issues

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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