Support Volunteer

  • VO88867


Description

Our Volunteers Supporting Families in Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the South East and South West localities of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life challenges. We recruit, train and match dedicated, local volunteers to help families every step of the way, spending 1-1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family.
We can help in many ways, such as improved living standards, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life and behaviour, access to health and wellbeing aid, as well as introducing parents to community resources, to name a few. So far, thousands of families across the UK have benefitted from our service and we are now delighted to extend the programmes reach to families in Edinburgh.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.

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Willing to interact with family once a week for 6 months

Restrictions

Experience required: We provide full training no previous experience is necessary. We ask our volunteers to be caring, friendly and to have an interest in helping others.
Travel details: This role will require a volunteer to be able to travel throughout Edinburgh based on where their support family is located. Further information will be provided at the time of matching.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: There will be a form for volunteers to claim expenses. This will be further provided and instructed during training.
Training details: After an application is complete, Volunteers will get a full training to help provide them with the confidence, resources and support to perform the role and work with our families.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.