Home-Visiting Volunteer

  • VO86787


Description

A Home-Start Kincardine volunteer offers regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children who are experiencing Difficulties, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis or breakdown. This work requires a high level of commitment and reliability and will be supported by a Home-Start Coordinator. All our volunteers are parents, or have parenting experience.

Home-Start volunteers work towards increasing the confidence & independence of a family by:

  1.        Offering support, friendship and practical help.
          
  2.        Visiting families in their own homes, community locations or virtually.
          
  3.        Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
          
  4.        Emphasising the pleasure of family life.
          
  5.        Developing a relationship with the family.
          
  6.        Encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well being for the ultimate benefit of their own children.
          
  7.        Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use the support and services available in their community. 
          
  8.        To retain and respect the family’s dignity and identity.
          

All Home-Start Kincardine volunteers must be able to:

  1.        Undergo a criminal record check.
          
  2.        Attend an initial training course.
          
  3.        Attend regular supervision, support and additional training days.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Kincardine support families with at least one child under five. Our network of volunteers provides practical and emotional support to families who are facing challenges in their lives. We aim to provide compassionate, confidential help to families when they need us most.

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Frequency and commitment details

1 Year Commitment

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers must be parents or have parenting experience. Have qualities such as being caring, a good listener, open minded, patient and be dependable.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All volunteers go through a preparation course which takes around 24 hours over the course of 4 days. Our next course is scheduled to start on Thursday 19th August 2021 from 9.30am to 3pm. The next three sessions will take place on the 26th August, 2nd September & 9th September.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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