Family Support Volunteer

  • VO97093


Purpose and aims of the role:
Aberlour Family Support Centre in Langlees provide children and their families with services that promote and strengthen their ability to reach their full potential. We offer support based on the family’s individual needs.Would you like to help us to achieve this by volunteering as a family support volunteer?

Volunteers support parents to improve their confidence and enjoy spending time together with their children out and about in the community.

What will I be doing?

  • Offer support, friendship, and practical assistance to families
  • Helping parents have confidence to go out and about in the community. This could include things like going along to groups, going out to the park 
  • Encourage families to have a wide network of relationships and to use the support and services available within the community 
  • Having fun doing different activities

What skills can I bring to this role?

  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • parenting or childcare experience would be beneficial but is not essential

What qualities do I need?

  • Have a non-judgemental attitude and approach to working with children and families.
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, dedicated and patient.
  • Be reliable and open minded.
  • Friendly, helpful and empathetic.
  • Committed to treating all information in a confidential manner.

When will I be needed?

  • Flexible, this opportunity could be once per week/fortnight 
  • Weekdays
  • Each session lasts for approx. 2 hours.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months required.

Location: You will be volunteering in the Falkirk area.

What will I gain from the role?

  • Practical experience of working with children and families.
  • Preparation for returning to work or development of a career path.
  • Opportunity to develop existing and new skills.

What support will I be given?

  • Induction, Child protection training, Adult protection training, Attachment & Resilience training 
  • Role specific training
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Regular support and supervision from your volunteer coordinator.

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Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.


You must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role. For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Schem
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Out of pocket volunteer expenses will be reimbursed e.g. public transport, mileage to and from volunteering.