Home Visiting Volunteer

  • VO94124


Description

Can you to commit a couple of hours at your convenience on a weekly basis? Their core work is supporting families in their own home with Home-Visiting volunteers. Home-Start Dunfermline supports families with at least 1 child under 5 years old in Dunfermline and South West Fife Villages. They also offer a range of additional support including a weekly family group, Baby Massage classes which their Volunteers also often enlist to and offer ongoing training and support opportunities regularly for their Volunteers. Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sometimes it is really tough being a parent and a little help can make a big difference. Home-Start provides an unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. The families we support may experience isolation, illness, disability, bereavement or simply find parenting a struggle.We cover the whole of the West Fife and Dunfermline area - from Aberdour in the East to Kincardine in the West, and as far as the M90 motorway ie Kingseat and Townhill in the North. Home-visiting volunteers can reach families across the whole area and all families are welcome to come into Dunfermline for our weekly family group. We also run smaller groups from time-to-time in the villages.

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2 - 3 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: A positive attitude around people no matter their age, gender, family status, religion or disability etc. A sensitive, caring and non-judgemental attitude towards others. Be clear about confidentiality, be reliable, have good communication skills and the ability to listen. Have a warm and open personality and a sense of humour.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile + expenses incurred
Training details: Volunteers are asked to complete a preparation course, which normally takes place once a week for a couple of hours a day for 4 weeks, backed up with some additional on-line training. Once matched with a family, volunteers have 1:1 support sessions with their named co-ordinator every 6 weeks. There are also opportunities for group/peer support with other volunteers and ongoing training and development.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer