We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Peep is looking for caring and enthusiastic volunteers who would like to help at our baby and toddler groups throughout the city. We offer free groups that promote attachment based activities (i.e. singing, book sharing, different types of play) to parents and carers in Aberdeen. Our groups are very popular with most having a waitlist, but as a small team we can only offer so many sessions. We’re initially looking for volunteers to help us at the groups but there is a potential for volunteers to receive training to eventually deliver their own Peep groups.
If singing and playing with small children isn’t for you, we’re also looking for volunteers to help us with our resource library. Our library has approximately 5000 items and it is a job in itself to keep it up to date. Our library needs someone who can help us clean, sort, repair, and develop new resources that can be used at groups. Although not essential, we appreciate volunteers who can and are willing to sew and be crafty!
For further details please contact Natasha Martens, Peep Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 248389.
PEEP is an evidence-based Learning Together programme which provides an effective way of enabling parents and carers to enhance their children's learning and development from birth. By making the most of everyday learning opportunities, babies and children can become confident communicators and active learners. We run community groups across the city offering activities that support children's learning. The groups are free and run during school term times. Focused support is available to individual families or small groups who may feel unable to access community services via professional or self referral. We also provide training and development opportunities to multi-agency practitioners and volunteers.
Experience required: We’re looking for positive and enthusiastic volunteers. Some experience with young children is preferred for the group work but not required.
Travel details: Our groups are all based around Aberdeen and we would place volunteers in a convenient location to them. Due to budget constraints, we are unable to provide or pay for transportation. Our resource library is based at Deeside Family Centre in Torry and can be accessed by First Aberdeen # 12 and #20 buses or by StageCoach 59 bus.
Minimum age: 16
Training details: We have a volunteer induction which will explain what we’re looking for in regards to the volunteering as well as the support we can offer. We offer different informal trainings that volunteers are welcome to attend as well as Peep practitioner events. Depending on the volunteer’s experience and capabilities, there is potential for the volunteer to attend a 2-day Peep training which would allow them to deliver a group themselves.
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