Step By Step Volunteer (Forres)

  • VO90726


Description

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Step by Step. In particular they:

• Provide support and assistance to staff Family Workers running groups for parents and their young children aged from birth to 3 years old
• Help to prepare and maintain a relaxed welcoming environment for group activities
• Initiate and sustain conversations with parents who may feel shy or inhibited in company
• Play with parents and children and provide encouragement for building connection between them
• Join in song and story time to provide role models and encouragement to reluctant parents
• Join in craft activities, messy play to enable parents to value creative activities
• Join in outdoor play sessions to enable parents to value play in nature and the benefits of fresh air
• Work with volunteers to prepare and serve nutritious snacks for groups
• Join in at snack time with parents and children to encourage family mealtimes
• Observe developments and any concerns and share these at the post-group observation session
• Assist with cleaning up after groups and other household tasks as necessary

Currently a few more volunteers for the Forres group sessions at St Leonard’s Hall on Wednesdays: 10am – 11.30am / 12.30pm – 2pm. would be very welcomed. The morning group in particular can be short of volunteers.
If anyone is interested then please ask them to contact the Office on 01343 544628.

Organisation aims and objectives

baby/toddler play group offering a group befriending service to vulnerable, isolated parents, providing a safe and happy environment / encourage parents to enjoy play with their children

Availability

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Morning
Afternoon
Evening

2hrs per session

Restrictions

Experience required: Our volunteers are kind, considerate, non-judgmental, and empathetic. The ability to build trust in people where trust can be difficult is important, as is the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with adults and children.
Travel details: Mon - Fri: Elgin (Victoria House) Wed: Forres (St Leonard's Hall)
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: All volunteers receive a half-day induction to find out more about Step by Step, the role of the volunteer, Code of Conduct, relevant policies, and the difference we make to families.
Training details: Volunteers will be encouraged to attend regular training workshops and briefings throughout the year e.g. Basic Child Protection, Listening Skills.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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