Family Support Volunteer

  • VO90216


Description

Family Support Volunteers are needed to visit families for 2 hours weekly, either in their homes or out in the community, to help them overcome their daily challenges. Volunteers can help families:

  • Within the home
  • Budgeting
  • Routines
  • Homework
  • Filling out paperwork
  • Help with baby.

As well as the above, volunteers could be helping getting families out and about in the community, going shopping or attending appointments. Volunteers provide a listening ear for parents who are struggling due to mental health illness, loneliness and isolation.

Family Support Volunteers work alongside three Family Support Co-ordinators and two Group Workers. Together they provide emotional, social, financial and practical support to families who are struggling due to mental health illness, disability and loneliness.

Home-Start's Volunteer Preparation course consists of seven sessions (3 hours each) covering the different elements of the role. Ongoing training is provided throughout the year for volunteers.

All applicants must have two references, and be willing to register to the PVG Scheme.

Young Volunteers (under 16) are able to support our weekly Support Groups.

Home-Start Clackmannanshire are a family support charity, established in 1988, due to an identified gap in provision for a more informal buddy support- help by parents for parents. The group are now firmly embedded within communities across Clackmannanshire. They provide a package of support via home-visiting volunteers, direct support from a team of Family Support Co-ordinators as well as a cluster of family support groups in Alloa, Tillicoultry and Tullibody.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a local charity supporting young families across Clackmannanshire who are struggling due to mental health illness, domestic abuse, disability and loneliness. We provide a package of emotional, social, financial and practical support consisting of regular home-visiting support from a Family Support Volunteer as well as direct support from a Family Support Co-ordinator, as well as a cluster of family support groups running in Alloa, Tullibody and Tillicoultry to being families together, to encourage community engagement, positive parenting and opportunities to enjoy activities as a family unit.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

2 hours per week. Volunteers are expected to commit themselves to at least one year of volunteering.

Restrictions

Preferably aged over 16.
Experience required: Volunteers need to have a desire to help others, be kind and caring and understanding the difficulties faced by young families.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: - Ongoing training i.e. first aid, personal safety, food hygiene, offered throughout the year. - Support for Volunteers is available 24/4. - Support & supervision is provided on a monthly basis.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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