Home Visiting Volunteer

  • VO94929


Description

Volunteers provide one to one support to a family in their home with at least one child under five. They visit the family once a week for around 2 hours, The support could be playing with the children, an extra pair of hands when going out, help with cooking, budgeting, the list is long. 97% of our families are referred as mum is struggling with her mental health, many of them with post natal depression. Isolation as no friends or family around. Baby with colic and mum is exhausted with no sleep, child or parent may have an illness or disability, the list is long. As a volunteer, you are going in as a friend. It’s not your job to fix it, but by being there in a supportive non judgemental way, you make it better.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-start Garioch is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under five who are experiencing difficulties or stress in their own homes. To see a society in which every parent has the support they need to ensure that their children face the future as secure, participating and confident individuals.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Budgeting, baking/cooking
Travel details: Volunteers visit families in their own homes. We currently have vacancies in Blackburn, Newmacher, Balmedie, Westhill, Ellon, Inverurie, Insch, Turriff and Huntly
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are reimbursed travel expenses - car or public transport.
Training details: 18 hour prep course followed by ongoing training as identified by the volunteer to enable them to confidently support the family they are matched to.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet